Some of my friends have kids that love to be in front of the camera. They smile, laugh, play, or even just ignore the camera glued to their mama’s face. I’m convinced its a girl thing, because mine does not. I would love for him to ignore me (but only when I’m photographing him). He sees me and I’m caught. Game over. “No pictures! No more pictures!” or “Don’t do that!” And he’s been doing for a long time, practically since he could talk. Oh how I miss the chipmunk cheeks and not-so-toothy grins.
Alison Bell is a lifestyle photographer currently living in Okinawa, Japan specializing in families. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org for booking. She lives with her best friend and Marine, and their four lively boys.