When I photograph families, sometimes it takes a little time for everyone to warm up. Not everyone is always comfortable facing a camera. I try to make people forget I'm there, in a way, while at the same time let my families get to know me a little bit. It's important for everyone to be comfortable and loose.
This little girl and her dad were very shy when we first met. I don't like shoving a camera in everyone's faces anyway, so we found a little playground and everyone relaxed.
Happy New Year to everyone. Have a safe and happy celebration!