Monday, November 17, 2008

smile. no, put the barbie down for just a minute. yoohoo, look at mommy! no, come back! ok, smile. gah! get your finger out of your nose, etc...








Why do other people beget children who smile winningly on cue for multiple pictures and I got these people? With Christmas card season upon us, here is a handy article on how best to snap some good ones of your cuties.

12 comments:

  1. Too cute! I am starting to feel your pain. Chloe will still smile on cue, but Colby...well I blame it on being 2. He used to smile for pictures better than any kid. Now it is like pulling teeth. Good luck on getting a shot for cards!

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  2. I totally understand. We tried to do family pics yesterday.

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  3. These are so fun! They have a vintage feel to them for some reason. Maybe the wood or slightly faded color, or the fact you can't see their clothes. Whatever it is I like it! :)

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  4. I don't understand how those people do it. I have a friend who gets only THE MOST PERFECT photos of her boys and girl, I am so envious because I can never get my boy to smile naturally and he always hears the camera before I can sneak up on him to take a "natural" shot. Haha.

    Your two look adorable, anyway. Don't worry about getting lots of strange photos, perhaps kids grow out of this phase? I hope? :P

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  5. I have friends who have children like that too. All they have to do is see a camera and they start to vogue and grin. All my kids have to do is see a camera and they run.
    Maybe I should introduce the 'Candy for a smile' incentive program.

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  6. "these people" That really made me laugh!

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  7. HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! Oh my word. These are HILARIOUS. My day has just been made. Though I must apologize, because me and Jamie were the ones who taught them the art of silly picture faces... but I'm sure if you send any one of these out as a christmas card it would be more of a hit than a smiley one. ha

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  8. Chels, you made me smile! I miss you! What happened to your pleonast blog? See you soon and I'm bringing these people with me. :-)

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  9. ahahhaha!
    Well, they do look cute anyway!! =)

    Thank you for the hug! ;)
    Things are getting better now, I know that it will all be ok...

    The good part is that I'm sure she is happy now! :)

    kisses from Brazil to you!

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  10. Getting both of my kids to look at the camera and smile is one of my goals in life. Is it really that hard? I think yours turned out great.

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  11. Ok, the barbie head.

    there was serious unhappiness when I tried to take Barbie, so I figured if these are award winning photos, I'd somehow figure out how to touch her head out of them, a pretty tall order considering my abysmal photoshop skillz.

    And you know the rest of that story.

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