The client was up in arms, distraught, apologetic and full of guilt. She thought she had committed the worst of crimes, and all due to a sick baby.
As a mother of three who has taken children, babies and family photos for years, I am very aware of the work it takes to make clients comfortable in front of the camera. There are a lot of games played in between the flashes of camera. We take a lot of breaks in order to get the shots I need.
Comfort is key. If the family I’m shooting or a newborn is uncomfortable, we are facing an uphill battle.
The last thing I would want is a baby that doesn’t feel 100% to have to sit through a photo session, and a worried mama anxiously awaiting the session’s end. I want my sessions to be fun and full of good memories.
So please, please, please families, if you are not feelin’ it, just say so. I understand. Feel no guilt. You do not have to apologize. We’ll reschedule.
Client comfort comes first :)