One thing I rely heavily on during a typical photo session is my ability to communicate with my subjects. It’s something I’ve really come to love about my job. However, when this little tyke came into the studio for his one year photos I was presented with a bit of a challenge…he only speaks Finnish. Some of you may remember him from his newborn session last year where I explained that both of his parents are from Finland, but moved here where Antti (Dad) could pursue his career. As I started the session I quickly realized that my usual tactics of engaging a child were going to be tough. I had to think fast so I found a camera and showed him the ropes for a few minutes. It didn’t take him long to put two and two together and he turned on the charm. Regardless of the language barrier, we had a great time working together and I got a kick out of his reactions to some of my antics. Happy Birthday, little man!