I’ll arrive at your place and will immediately work towards winning over your kids. I want to be their new, naughty best friend. If a cup of tea is offered I’ll gratefully accept. I’ll have a nosy about your house looking for all of the good bits and where the light falls.
If this is a session with a newborn baby, we’ll let the baby call the shots. Because we all know they are the true rulers of the world right? Although I suppose the same could be said of toddlers, so basically we’ll just keep the kids happy and then everyone will be happy.
At some point, after we’ve chatted and I’ve told fart jokes to your four year old boy to win him over for life, I’ll pick up my camera and start snapping away. At times I might be a bit more hands on with asking you to do things and at other times I’ll just leave you be. I’m looking for real, honest moments so you might be surprised when I click and I don’t. But you’ll trust me because you’ve seen my portfolio and you’ve got faith in the end result.
There might be times that you’ll stress that we’ve managed to get anything decent and you’ll want to coax (heckle, bribe or angrily cajole) your offspring into line. I urge you to leave it to me to get the kids co-operating. After all, I’m their new best friend and you are just the annoying parent (or so my oldest child tells me).