A couple of weeks ago I had the perfect client, although I didn't know it until they arrived for their second sitting. The first sitting didn't quite go to plan, for various reasons, resulting in two children who pretty much had enough. Unfortunately though, the perfect shots I had planned went out the window when we lost their attention after about 5 minutes. We perservered, hoping to get a few we could work with until we finally thought there was no point.
So I rescheduled for 2 days later. I wasn't going to give up. It wasn't there fault they got bored. We just needed to tackle the session better the second time ensuring we were all fully prepared.
But I still had a look through what we got because I remembered seeing one image that might be worth something. I prepared it to show the family when they came back for their second sitting.
It turns out that this image is all I needed. They got what they wanted without the second sitting afterall. They ordered an extra large print which I was thrilled to prepare for them. It is exactly the size that something like this should be. Actually, having just previewed this blog, the tiny image you see below really doesn't do it justice.
So in the end I learned a valuable lesson. Sometimes less is more. Too much choice just makes the decision process take longer. This was the quickest viewing I've ever had. I think I need to remember this lesson for future.