I went to Stanislaus State today for a photo shoot of my niece and her family. This is something we had planned for long time and even though the college was not our first choice, it worked out well and I think the kids had a good time. I enjoy doing this for family and friends. I'm providing them with a priceless gift, even if they don't like the pictures right away... eventually, they will love them. Especially, if there are kids involved.
The truth is I love these opportunities. Even though I stress out A LOT about doing portrait photography, I really don't mind shooting children in this kind of setting. Basically, the kids just play around and I take pictures. They are always so interested in the surroundings that they just have a good time and I don't really worry too much about posing.