Every so often, I ask them to smile for the camera.
They have been kind to me so far, probably because I don’t bother them the rest of the time.
(oh yeah, and also because they’re great kids)
Photographically speaking, I live for these moments:
In actuality, he was reaching down to pick up a fallen football.
As I saw the scene unfold, I shifted myself slightly to the left, in an attempt to “fill” the photographic frame by expanding the spacing between the two subjects. This further enhanced the image by creating a more pleasing composition.
The actual mirroring of his posture, though he was engaged in a completely different activity from our little chalk messenger, is the sort of happenstance occurrence that a photography geek like myself is thrilled to capture.
A second later, he stood. The moment had passed.
Last year, she messed-up on blowing out the only candle on her cake, and then burst into an uncontrollable fit of laughter.
This year, there were 10 candles, so… no pressure :)
Here she is during one of her many attempts.
(The giggles…oh those giggles)
Her friends resumed eating.
It went on for a while.