I don’t have much opportunity to really play with photography anymore. But on Saturday, we were visiting with our nephews and I had the urge to try to get more than just “snaps.” I twisted on one of my favorite lenses and headed outside after the kids.
5-year-old Brendan was the most cooperative. I got this shot in just a couple of frames.
Nora was not going to look at the camera. No way, no how. But I still love this shot of her. Those curly pigtails (she looks like Cindy Brady!). That gorgeous little pouty mouth.
3-year-old Logan made me work for it. But he fell for all most of my bribes. :) Sweet boy.
How fun it was to download these images off of the camera tonight. I had almost forgotten what it’s like to photograph a cooperative subject! Hopefully Nora will see the light and begin responding to my bribery soon enough. It’s the only way!
Any photographers (pros or hobbyists, even the “momtographers”) out there with tips on how to get two-year-olds to look at the camera? We get lucky a lot of times when we team up–Michael jumps around and makes her laugh behind me, and I snap away. But when I’m trying by myself? So hard. She purposely ignores me (I guess she’s practicing for her teen years).
Any recent favorite photos to share?
AboutI'm Heather. I just turned 30. I'm happily married, and mommy to the most beautiful little girl in the world (what, you're saying I could be biased?). Determined DIYer and homeowner. Sarcastic. A perfectionist. A bleeding-heart liberal. Frugal. Loves a little dog way more than many humans. Loves food, hates exercise (it's an ongoing battle). A loyal football fan. I love to laugh. Value family and friends above all else. Vie to be a world traveler.
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