Melissa emailed me a couple weeks back wanting to set up a family shoot. She told me she had two kids, Michael and Halie. Later I found out that Michael told both of his parents that he was not going to smile at all for the pictures. I was so surprised by this comment because oh my goodness, he was a laughing machine! Especially when they were together, Halie and Michael could not stop giggling. This is what makes my job so much fun when I have such a fun and loving family. I always encourage this kind of behavior from kids because then they are themselves! I don't want any family session to be strict with rules, the candid moments are the best and the Zehmer family is the perfect example of the kind of family shoots I strive for!