My friend and colleague Syd had never had professional photographs taken of her and her family so we set up a session last week in the studio. Syd has an adorable little guy named Oliver who we were able to pull away from his chicken nuggets just long enough to get some great images. Whenever I take photos of families with young children, I make sure to get some interaction going beyond the typical “Everyone sit there and look at me” posing. Oliver responded well to tickling mom and dad and being tickled. 🙂 I love the look of black and white images in the studio because there aren’t any distractions to take away from my subjects. When I showed Syd the final photographs, she cried and reminded me why I am a professional photographer. I know that she is going to be able to treasure these moments for the rest of her life and that is the ultimate payment for my work. Tech info: These were lit with a Alien Bees Einstein 640 fired through a medium sized softbox on camera left. Triggered with a standard Pocket Wizard PlusII.