For a few years, I have opened my home to my friends and their families for a Christmas themed photo session. This year I photographed 8 families in one afternoon! With families of 2-7 people, and 1-4 children per family there was a lot of variety in the shots. But even with a range of ages and stages one there was a commonality among the photos. These families are full of big personalities which shone through.
Having two kids myself is helpful when working with other families. In my experience, there aren’t any kids as difficult to photograph as my own. Remarkably other peoples’ kids listen to me, mine do not. It is so much fun to photograph kids because you never know what you are going to get. I can hardly believe that even with 19 kids there wasn’t one single tear.