My kids love coming to the studio with me, and my son Maddox isespecially helpful to have around! After picking a few things up and moving some frames for me, he had planned to sit and play on the iPad while I shot my session. Little Charlie wasn’t very happy about being in a new place, though, and was pretty worked up when he came in. Then he caught a glimpse of Maddox, and after a couple of minutes the tears stopped. A little bit later, Maddox was dancing and being silly and Charlie was smiling and laughing! Maddox got to act as silly as he wanted, playing hide and seek, throwing my noise-makers in the air, dancing and doing everything he could to keep Charlie’s attention and make him smile while I was shooting. They spent the last few minutes playing with the fire truck, across the room from his parents and little brother, happy as a clam. Sometimes I get frustrated when the kids beg to go with me, but moments like this remind me that seeing Mom work, and being a part of the process, teaches them to be hard working, awesome little humans, too.