Don’t say cheese! 5 ways to get natural pictures of your children without the fight!

When I had my first child, it was a constant battle to get him to look at me.  I would tell him “SAY CHEEEEZZZEEE!” He would stop what he was doing to give me the most fake smile I have ever seen and then go back to playing.  As I was looking at all my pictures, I realized that they all looked the same.  I wanted to change that.  I wanted memories of his personality and what he loved to do.  So from that day on, I stopped saying cheese.  You can too!  Here’s how…

5 WAYS YOU CAN STOP SAYING CHEESE AND STILL CAPTURE PICTURES THAT HAVE LASTING MEMORIES… 

1. Take pictures of them playing!

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Instead of stopping what they are doing to say “Look over here,” take a picture of them playing. Some of the most memorable pictures I have of my children are of them playing.  This is one of my all time favorite shots!  

2. Play Peek-a-boo or hide and seek!

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I love to pretend I can’t find my children when they hide, but what I love even more is the expression on their face when they pop out and say “Here I am!”  I just LOVE that little face!

3. Catch them hanging out together!

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It is rare to see all three of my kids getting along, so I like to hide somewhere and use my zoom lens to capture their happy moments together without me.  Give three kids a giant tub of cheese balls and happiness happens…lol!  

4. Take a swing picture!

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Nothing beats a good old fashion swing picture! I love the expression of pure joy on a child’s face when they are swinging!  

5.  Catch them deep in thought!

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I love to watch them look at the world around them and wish I could hear what they are thinking about inside their little heads. They look so peaceful…

NOW, go out and take some pictures and be sure to share them right here with all of us!

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