Whenever working with babies, I have to keep in mind that he or she is running the show. If he doesn't want to be posed or held a certain way, I have to go with it. Whenever I give in a little and allow the baby's personality to come though, I often capture one of my favorites of the shoot. I tried to remember this when photographing my own family this weekend. We not only had a tired boy who did not want to nap, but we also were trying to get outside during the breaks in rain! Here are a few of my favorites! Here is a perfect example. Milo dropped his pacifier and daddy picked it up. I love how Milo is looking at his daddy, with pure joy and excitement.

I think Milo is already so used to being photographed, that he is on to us. What a little ham!