Well, we managed to pull off this session. Mama M has had her heart set on a family session at Lexington Cemetery for years. The hours of the cemetery put a little kink in our plans, but we pulled it off. The cemetery hours are from 8-5pm. This time of year 5pm is a wee bit early to take pictures outside, so that leaves 8am...yup...coffee in hand we were there when the gates opened (and the came from outside of Lex...that's dedication)!
What I love about this family is they have a realistic view of their kids. Mama M knew her 2 year old wouldn't still for posed pictures, so she really wanted me to tag along as the family interacted together. I must say when families come into a session without expectation and know their children's limitations, they can't be disappointed with how the session and images turned out. It also takes the stress off the photographer...we can't make your toddler sit a certain way or smile when we want them - but if you let your kids be kids, you will be pleasantly surprised with the outcome of images. :)
Also, for those families who book an extended family session (beyond 1 hour) you get your posed pictures but the second half of the session is devoted to catching your family interacting together. Show your true selves and these pictures may be more valuable to you than the posed ones. :)
And this fam is a bit near and dear to my heart. :) I did my student teaching under Mama M 5 years ago.