Joshua (7), Ava (5), Bella (2) and Lucas (5 months) / by Julie Cruz

I won't lie, when I first read "4 kids", and their ages (7, 5, 2 and 5 months)....I was a bit nervous that this shoot could be a disaster. After all, when photographing kids, you just never know what you're gonna get. I've had easy 2 year olds, "difficult" 12 year olds, happy 5 year olds, not so happy 3 year olds, etc, etc. Age doesn't really matter, it totally depends on the kids. You just never know what's going to happen...and it could be a good day for them, or a bad day. Going in to shoots, you just pray and hope for the best! Haha. There have been times where just photographing ONE kiddo was hard enough... so with FOUR, I figured I might really be in for it... but boy was I wrong. These kiddos were so sweet, super good listeners, funny, silly, adorable and fun! Joshua and Ava were a piece of cake. They did anything I asked, and I even taught them "model poses" ;) haha. Ava was a little more shy, so it took her longer to warm up to me, but by the end of the shoot, she was my BFF. Lucas, ohhhh Lucas, such a sweet chubster. He was totally content almost the whole shoot.... he just needed one quick feeding break... and then decided to take a quick cat nap ;)