I’ve watched this family grow over the years and it’s always fun to see the little characters these girls are becoming. That, and in awe of mom and dad’s stoic patience and commanding presence. They’re a lot of fun and since the Polanco’s live in San Diego, we play a little catch up during our shoot to make the most of our time together. Driving down to San Diego this morning there was some rain and thick fog and I was a bit worried, but by the time we made it to Coronado the skies had parted, the sun was warming our faces and the fun ensued.
Shooting family portraits with kids, especially kids under the age of 6 can be a challenge. So quick tip, take the first 20 minutes or so to break the ice, let the kids size you up take some random shots to let them know that this is normal and they’ll come around. The theme soundtrack for this shoot was Nightmare Before Christmas and apparently “Cinderella” is the new “cheese!”