A Permit? Please!

“You need a permit for photography.” That’s what the security guard at The Botanical Gardens said to me, when he noticed my big camera. Or maybe it was  the way I directing Francheska in the stairs? “Tilt your chin up, release your shoulders, relax”.
I smiled at him nicely, and told him this was not a professional shoot. He was calm and respectful which I appreciated. He told me “You sure? It looks like you know what you’re doing.”
I know he was only doing his job, and I assured him this was only for fun.
We roamed around, and grasped the view of all the enchanting flowers. We let the fresh air hit our hair, and I took advantage and tried teaching Francheska a little bit of how to angle pictures when shooting others. She took all the ones of me… how did she do?