Pro Family Photography Tip: How to Capture a Toddler with a Genuine Smile
Dec 18, 2011 | Filed Under: Tip of the Day, Toddlers
Miss Skye is at the age where capturing a decent picture of her is nearly impossible. Place a two-and-a-half-year-old in front of the camera and you’ll either get a blur of activity or a fake “CHEESE!” smile:
So when my mother requested copies of pictures I’d recently taken of our smiley six-month-old and asked, “Do you have any good ones of Skylar?” I became determined to coax a genuine smile out of our daughter for the camera and my mom’s refrigerator.
My first effort was not exactly successful:
Unless she was doing her best Gilbert Gottfried impression, in which case: SUCCESS.
But then… wait, what have we here?
A real smile? With eyes looking in the direction of the camera? Yes! And all it took was suggesting that I take a picture of her…
… wearing her dad’s shoes.
A pro photography tip from me to you. (Mr. Candy’s old, smelly sneakers not included.)