Yeah, this photo session was a bit of a nightmare...Michael was doing so well, until they made us wait to get into a room at Picture People. He wanted to get out of the stroller and run around. They had a cool airplane prop for the kids to sit on and Michael was in love, but I waited to take him out of the stroller. They finally moved us to the room, where Michael REFUSED to let me take him out or even unbuckle the stroller. He started screaming and kicking which is very uncharacteristic of him. After some coaxing, I got him out of the stroller, where he wrapped himself around me and wouldn't let go. The photographer was very nice and was talking to him and trying to make him feel comfy, but he was not having it. I sat him on the floor and she got him a baseball, which calmed him down. He still refused to stand or let me go. Jaime and I looked at each other and figured the session was going to be a total bust and were getting ready to leave when he finally relaxed. Michael started throwing the ball and being himself.
We were able to get some nice pictures and you can't even tell he was in hysterics only moments before. We didn't have much luck we any of the props this time, the baseball was the only thing that made him happy. He wanted nothing to do with the plane, #2, stool, or building block. When we tried, he had another melt down, so we ended the session early. I didn't even get a chance to change his outfit. And of course, when we went back to look at the pictures, he was happy as a clam, social and playing with all the props and posing. Ahhhh, it's so fun having a 2 year old! LOL
By the way, check out his shirt...I feel it's very appropriate.