People will often tell me how my children are so good at smiling for the camera. In reality, we probably take 50+ pictures at a time to get one good one. To get three children to look at the camera and smile, it usually goes something like this: First, the big kids groan. The big kids then smile and look at the camera, and Fish looks at Yogi. I say, “Fish, smile at the camera.” Yogi then looks at Fish as she looks and smiles at me. I then say, “Yogi, look at me.” Fish then looks back to Yogi. B smiles the whole time except when Yogi and Fish do because she then HAS to yawn. Every. Single. Time.
B is getting to an age where she cares more about how she looks, so she is quick to throw a smile on her face even if her mood does not match her smile. Yogi is probably the most difficult to keep a smile on a face. He will initially flash a smile, look at Fish, smile at the sky, and then say he is done. Fish is the spunkiest of the trio at this moment. She likes to throw out as many faces as quickly as she can. She thinks she is funny. Okay, we all think she is funny.
I do not want to give the impression that we take perfect pictures. We just take LOTS of pictures (where some threats and bribes may be included). My children are used to the camera, and they all enjoy snapping pictures of themselves and seeing immediate results. I remember being in high school and thinking that developing film in one hour was amazing! The big kids have been trained on how to use my camera, so I can be included in some pictures as well. B has even joined me on a couple sessions as my second shooter. Watch out Farmer J, she is out for your job!
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Where did Fish pick up this look?
Thanks for capturing this Lindsey King Photography!