Wednesday, October 30, 2013

How to Get Your Kids to Smile for the Camera

Every mother wants to take cute pictures of her kids with their natural-looking smiles.  Here's my advice on how to take your Halloween photo session from expressions like these...

Zero Excitement

 Smiling at you pains me.

I think I'm stepping on something funny.

Make it stop. genuine childlike happiness!!

Here are my two very important tips to making this happen.

1.  Chocolate is a great motivator.  Offer chocolate for smiles.
2.  In the words of the great Winston Churchill, "Never, never give up."


  1. Yep, bribing with candy always works.

  2. Hilarious! Although the first photo looks very vogue :)

    1. That's a fair point. They look suitably bored enough to be on the cover of Vogue. :)