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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Lessons Learned From A Photos Shoot With The Little Mr.

Catching a photo of Liam where he is actually smiling for the camera is near impossible. However, in order to satisfy my need to feel like a "good mom" I still make every attempt to capture him on film. I have tried several approaches:

1. Bribery
2. Threats
3. Begging
4. Pleading
5. Tears

Sadly the only result of these approaches has been a mad mommy and an even madder little boy. What I have learned over the years, with my reluctant poser, is that I have to catch him doing what he does best versus trying to corral him into a pose or situation that I would prefer. I have learned this the hard and expensive way and I have the less than stellar professional studio photos to prove it.

Recently Liam received a brightly colored Easter Bunny cookie. His responses were so funny that I took the photographic opportunity to capture him at his finest.While Liam was preoccupied with the brightly colored sugary goodness, he really let loose and showed his hilariously expressive side. I LOVE the expressions that I was able to capture. I have over 50 frames of my little dudes expressive face as he shows how he really feels about this cookie. As I sigh with laughter bordering on acceptance, I have sadly resigned myself to the fact that I may never have a beautifully posed studio picture of my little Mr. However, I am comforted in knowing that sometime the stars align and I am able to capture photos that show his truest self that make him who he uniquely is and I guess that is worth more than all the perfectly posed professional photos in the world.


The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

I always love your photo layouts!!! You could have quite a lucrative photography career there, girl! Liam is a doll!