If I could bottle up the energy and happiness in Parker’s face, I’d be a rich woman. When working with 2 year olds (or almost-2 year olds), I know that I probably won’t be able to get the child to sit still for a specific posed portrait. I’m a mom of two boys and I teach a 2 year old Bible study class– I’m realistic. That means lots of thinking on my feet and being flexible… and a fast shutter speed. I do try to warn parents that sessions with 2 year olds can be hard (this one was not that case) because children that age can’t be reasoned with yet. They don’t understand the idea of a bribe of a treat after a session (or even in a few minutes). Staying calm and moving is the key. If you as the parent can maintain your cool and not let a little misbehavior or wiggliness get under your skin, then we are way more likely to succeed.