The obstinate ones

Almost a year ago, I wrote a post about my challenges taking Christmas photos of my niece and 6 month old daughter (click here for a refresher). Fast forward one year. This time, my niece had moved beyond the terrible twos and posed happily but Maelle was another story.  Is there such a thing as the obstinate ones (if not, there should be!)?

But once again, giving the kids an activity to do while taking photos proved to be good choice (distraction is key!). And I was reminded of the importance of another tip for photographing kids:   ask them for photo ideas. Isla suggested taking a picture of her jumping, which added some fun shots to the mix. 

If we decide to do a reshoot next year, I can only pray that Maelle decides to skip the terrible two phase all together:)