I may be alone here, but one of my favorite things parents say to me before a session is, "good luck getting my kids to smile!" I love a good challenge. And that's exactly what Amanda said to me before her family photography session at Coon Bluff in Mesa, Arizona.

Kids always start out a little nervous about this weirdo with the big black thing attached to her face, but after 20-30 minutes we're best friends. What I love even more than what they say at the beginning of the session is what they say at the end: "I can't believe you got that shot!"

Getting kiddos to smile is my biggest accomplishment in a session. I'd love to make your kids smile in their photos here in Mesa, Arizona, too - so learn more here!