I'm not going to sugar coat this. Taking photos of children can be a very stressful time. I've done many photoshoots involving little tykes over the years so I've seen all types of breakdowns. Kids are turds, it's a fact. I know this because I have three turds at home and believe me they may look like male models when you swipe through Instagram or when you peruse the photos on my living room wall but those kids are turds.
If you do decide to hire me or if you end up going with another photographer you need to understand and except that it will not be all rainbows and happy smiles. Kids will do what they want when they want and you need to be 100% ok with that. Runny noses, screaming, messy hair the works. A good photographer will get the shots they need to make that day look magical. When you open up that digital file or toss in that cd to view those photos from that crazy day you will be suddenly transported to an alternate reality in which your children were sweet little angles.
So remember. Let the kids be kids. Let them run wild and free and I will be there every step of the way to capture those smiles, snap that family hug and at the end of the day I will make everyone look so damn happy.