What a beautiful family. :)
I always tell my clients bring props. ANYTHING. I love incorporating who I am taking pictures of into their photo session. So when Rachel and Bryan brought Coop's favorite chair.....I knew we had to use it!
When we did our 1st outfit change, Rachel pulled out this dog toy looking penguin thing and told me to hide it in my camera bag. Like I said before, I will do whatever it takes to get the smiles and laughs. Here's the deal with the penguin.....Its a socket puppet type toy, and anytime Rachel puts it on her hand and talks in a really high pitched voice.....Cooper listens. At first, I was all.....yeah, okay. But no, really.....this is no joke. So for the second 1/2 of the session, I was walking around the Delmar Loop with a sock puppet on my hand catching myself saying, "Cooper! Penguin says to smile big!" To bystanders, I probably, no definitely, looked like a total creeper....but I am not kidding.....Cooper listens to every word Penguin says. Rachel maybe this could be a new Super Nanny thing. You can go into the homes of terrible kiddos and pull out "The Penguin"! :)