If your kids are anything like mine, they tend to act like a crazy person when I whip out the camera and ask them to give me a nice smile. In fact, I gave up on that many years ago! I have literally told my kids 'Don't even smile- just stand there so I can take a quick photo'. Otherwise, I have photos like this one of John who looks super creepy with his smile.
Or I get photos like Matthew's school picture. Does this look familiar?? Maybe your child's school photos looks similar to mine- a very odd smile and lifeless eyes. I only buy school photos for nostalgia...and because my husband insists on buying them. However, these never make it out of a box of photos in my cabinet.
Normally, I take candid photos of the boys so they have learned to ignore me and the camera while they are playing. They are used to me always having the camera around so it doesn't bother them. I have hundreds of beautiful photos of them and my walls are covered in candid, documentary photos. However, there are still times I want to take a photo of them with a nice smile. I am sure you do too! So, I am giving a way a FREE copy of '3 Ways to Get Natural Smiles from your Children'! . You can get rid of the creepy smiles and dead eyes and instead take photos that you can proudly display in your homes.
I am sharing my top three ways I get my kids to smile for the camera. These even work for the more grumpy who kids to refuse to smile, like my oldest son! So I promise the tips will work! Don't forget to also check out how I edited a photo of my son in the garage (yes, a messy garage!) and got a perfect portrait for our house without setting foot in a photography studio. Click the photo below and start getting natural smiles for your children!