With the arrival of my new lens, a session to try it out was planned with my daughter. In order to get her pumped, we scheduled a long overdue hair cut and a shopping date to buy some school clothes, before the session. It worked like a charm. That is until the session started, then it was refusing to sit here or there because of the possibility of bugs, a full on break down, and a general refusal to smile. The good news is that I got lots of practice being patient and calm. It was also helpful to have some wardrobe change breaks. Just enough time for her to cool of in the air conditioning and get excited about wearing the next outfit.
Like I said, smiles were limited. I think I will check out some kid joke books. I definitely need something up my sleeve for the future.