How many times have you tried to get your children to sit still so you could take a "nice" picture of them. You know, when you tell them to sit and act like they like each other JUST for a moment.
We all know it never goes that smoothly.... And thank goodness because how BORING would that be??!?!
My goal as a photographer is not to only capture how pretty you smile... anyone can do THAT. They are nice, but we all have them! Its moments like THIS that really just make our hearts melt ;-) Sometimes, your kids will refuse to smile or even LOOK in the direction you want them too... and you know what?
That is OK!
If I had a dollar for each momma that comes into the studio with the intentions to make their kids "smile for the camera" but then absolutely MELT over the outtakes from the session, lets just say I'd have a lot of extra dollars. The momma of these little boys decided selected this image to put up in their playroom as a large wall portrait. HOW AWESOME IS THAT?!