She contacted me and said the words that I think every photographer loves to hear.
"We just want to play naturally and have you document it rather than force poses."
Um. Yes please. It is by far the most rewarding part of being a photographer, to peek into your life and hope that you can allow yourself to be 'exposed' enough so that I can capture you raw.
There are classes on making people feel comfortable so that you can capture them raw. It takes years of experience working with 'subjects' to learn tricks and get a working 'groove' at a regular 'forced' session in order to get those candid pictures that we photographers know are the real gems.
So when Mom wants to be natural from the get go.
I know it will be just wonderful.