It’s music to my ears when I hear that after a family session the children ask, “when is Mrs. Crystal coming back!”. I was in the DC metro area a little over a month ago and I was invited into the home of this family of FIVE! The parents let me take some risks by allowing me to make suggestions to their children i.e. “Hey kids, let’s jump on the bed, and hey kids, have you ever created a parachute with the blanket?” — we had a rambunctious time! The light was beautiful, and the mood was right, so I think the risk was a success. As much as I want to please parents with the final images I ultimately aim to please children when I’m in the moment. Here are some of my favorite images from my sincere and silly heart.