We put it on ourselves...we want everything to be perfect. I am the worst when I shoot my own kids. Patience goes out the window, because they KNOW how to do this. They are photographer's children! Usually within a few minutes (or when they beat me into submission), I am able to step outside myself and realize that I need to relax if they are going to relax. So... If you have a session coming up...just know that they rarely go perfectly (sometimes less perfectly than others:)...but it always turns out ok. We always get great stuff...because kids are beautiful. They can't help it...which makes my job easier:) If you have a session coming up, relax. Get your stuff here, get your kiddos here, and then sit back for a few weeks and wait to see your beautiful children shine.
Mom might have been worried about this session...might have thought is wasn't going to work...but I think we did ok:)