Family sessions can be stressful. True story. The prep, (not just you, the photographer, but the family as well), the decisions on location/clothing/morning session vs evening session. There’s a whole heckuva lot that goes into it before anyone shows up at their scheduled session time. So what happens when you and your family arrive at the predetermined, really quite fantastic location, and your photographer sees what can only be described as a rabid raccoon pacing drunkenly around her car???? Yeah, see the thing is, that happened. To me. And while I’d like to say that was the only time I’d witnessed a drunken raccoon at a session (99.9% certain it was rabid, since that whole wandering with a blank stare during daylight hours and wait, aren’t they nocturnal creatures?????), it’s not, thank you very much. Well, back to that whole what do you do thing….you call your family, tell them to turn their car around because there’s not a snowball’s chance your endangering anyone and you drive to another nearby location. (Did I mention this was an entirely true story? And you can see that exact session here.)
Well obviously, when their next session rolls around, you make it up to them by delivering on their originally requested location. And the daughter’s outfit matches the location and you die and go to heaven.