A couple of weeks ago I got to meet one very cute four-month old, Easton, along with his lovely older sister Aubri. There was no shortage of smiles from this little guy so we had a lot of fun capturing his happy personality on camera. I could tell that Easton had practice in front of the camera, because he wasn’t bashful at all–so thanks for making my job easy mom! And every now and then big sis would join in on the session to check on her brother and give me a few quick smiles. Overall, this family of four made it easy for me to get some wonderful shots and I’m glad I could be a part of capturing this precious time in their lives.
While taking a stroll with my camera I happened to hear a young family shouting to their sons eagerly, “Smile…SMILE!…” As I walked by I noticed one of the boys had endured just about enough of the heat, walking, cameras and everything else requiring motor functions. His parents shouted, “Oh come on…” and his brother leaned over and gently used each of his forefingers to form a smile on his brother’s face. Brotherly love I suppose you could call it. I just about burst into laughter at the sight of all this, but not before I grabbed a quick shot. And what I love most about this photo is that I didn’t need to tell you all this for you to just “know” what’s happening.
Everybody has had one of those moments when you’re simply done. Done talking, done walking, done thinking…done. But, wouldn’t it be nice if we all had someone who could be kind enough to give us a smile assist every now and then? Ya know, so people don’t think you’re a total grump.