The 3 years old Almas is my distant relative that I haven't seen before Eid this year. She came to my mom's house with her parents and her 8 years old sister to do the silaturrahim. She's quite chatty, friendly, not a shy little girl.
An idea occured...I needed a model for my Calyx batik ruffled top and denim kid bloomer and she seems perfect for it. Her parents gladly gave me consent and my brother Reza were getting ready with the camera.
Problem started when Almas' mom tried to change her clothes. She was reluctant and of course I will never force any child to do against her will. I told her parents that if Almas doesn't feel like to be photographed, that's ok, we won't do it. But her parents so excited about it and try to talk her into it.
Clothes changed but every time she saw my brother behind the camera, ready to shoot her, she just hid behind her mom. Strangely, it was her sister, Bina, who was keen to be photographed :D . Unfortunately I don't have anything in her size ready at that moment, but we shot her anyway because she's a gorgeous little girl with many cute poses on her sleeves, though we can't use her pictures for Calyx (for now).
Almas, her older sister Bina and their mom.
Almas just watched her sister but never let go of her mom's hand. My brother secretly shot her, he acted as if he was shooting her sister and managed to get a few good shots.
Finally! Phew :D
I am very happy with what my brother had done and write a mental note that next time I have to have something in Bina's size and get a lot of good shots of her ;)