David turned 8 today!! This morning we went to Toys R Us and he picked
out a new bike. He and Daddy are assembling it now (in our very dark
family room – booooo on the pics!). Then we went out to dinner at his
favorite restaurant – it’s a local place that is a sports bar with
arcade too. Fab food.
So when we got home, I managed to convince him to let me take his
birthday pics. Most were like this:
But then, the 17th shot was this. Yeah, it’s a bit soft on focus. He
was laughing and moving all around cuz his Dad was making him laugh.
But soft or not, I love it. THIS is the smile I love!!!
So the next time you take your own kids out for pics, whether you do them yourself or have a professional do them for you, remember to engage your child in conversation that will produce the natural smile. Telling the child to “look at the camera” or “say cheese” will just get you the fake smile.