At the beginning of Autumn I did an incredible photoshoot for Mommy & Me Bags. They wanted genuine lifestyle portraits of a Mom and her little lady shopping with their super cute matching purses! So, we put out a casting call and received some wonderful submissions but could only choose one. Now, I could see in their submission photos that this little lady had sass, but I had no idea how lucky I was! She was PERFECT! Don't get me wrong, Mama is clearly an incredible model and made my job so easy, but when kids are involved, they kinda become the star of the show, and this kid ROCKED it! The truth is, during a photoshoot, if I hear things like "just sit still", or, "please, come on, just listen", or, "no don't make those faces", then I KNOW that the photos are going to be so excellent. I'm not saying she was misbehaving. She wasn't at all. She was just being a kid and kids don't usually like to sit and and smile for photos! Mom definitely said with a bit of worry a few times "I hope these are going to turn out", ha ha ha. But that's the beauty of lifestyle photography. It's all the moments in between. It's observing with little or no direction and following the models instead of having the models follow you. Most of my clients are pleasantly surprised at how fun and relaxing our photoshoots are because most of my clients have at least one pretty intense photoshoot experience! But really, who wants to sit awkwardly and say "cheese" when you can have photos like these by just being YOU!! Have a look for yourself! And when you're done, head on over to Mommy & Me Bags to enter their contest for a chance to win a FREE Victoria Messenger Bundle, which are the same mother daughter matching purses as in these pictures! Good luck.