My kids are blessed to not only have cousins that live nearby, but who are also close in age. They love playing with their cousins and getting together. Having a niece and nephews nearby also means I get to photograph them each year for their birthdays 🙂 We met up at Prospect Park and had a little photoshoot to mark another year for each of them. My nephew Clayton, who just turned 5, gave me quite the challenge in getting a smile. In fact I think he might have been one of my toughest clients to date. However, he couldn’t resist my charms and “trickery” in getting at least a couple of genuine smiles to grace his cute little face. My niece Jenelle, who is turning 7, was ever willing to pose and curtsy and twirl in her pretty dress… she was too cute. Happy birthday Jenelle and Clayton (and Stephen too… although his was in February)!