Wow. Ever had a shoot where the baby is just one big lovely ball of energy? I had that happen with Jackson in our baby photography session in SF!
When I teach classes I tell my students to connect energetically with their clients. This to me is a very important component of photography – connection, or shooting from the heart instead of the head, as my mentor Bryan Moss would say. It isn’t easy. If you are a new photographer and are trying to figure out F-stops and shutter speeds, the last thing you have time to do is to think about shooting from the heart. What if the exposure is wrong?! But once you get all the technical stuff behind you, then try it, and see what happens!