Sometimes parents are horrified but after twenty years of photographing children, mostly here in Aspen, I realize kids are going to be kids. I just roll with it. I let them do their thing so I can do my thing. I have an unspoken contract with the kids. I love the chaos that goes on behind the scenes while we're getting that nice family shot that goes on all the cards.
When photographing in Aspen people seem to gravitate to a more casual look for their family portraits. That's a good thing because the weather can be doing anything and everything. The kids can have room to be kids but at the end of the day I always get my shot!