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Getting the Smile | Medina Family Photographer

The smile.  That authentic, toothy grin smile that melts your heart. 

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That’s the smile that so many moms {including myself} struggle to capture of their children.  I do have a few tricks up my sleeve to get kids to showcase their “real” smile and hopefully these tricks help some of you moms {and dads} with capturing images of your own  little ones.  

Tip #1: Instruct them not to smile.  Big surprise, kids tend to do what you don’t want them to do and asking them to not smile, to give  a “serious” face results in a guaranteed smile {or giggle}.

Tip #2: Ask them to give you a silly face.  The silly face is not what you’re after, but it’s the real smile they usually display afterwards that you’ll be capturing.

Tip #3: Tickle.  I find using a long craft feather to tickle their nose helps.  It’s fun and just the sight of it tends to elicit an immediate smile

Next time you’re behind the camera, try one of these tips out and let me know how it went!

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Chelsey Hill photography is a Medina newborn photographer who also specializes in maternity, child and family photography in the akron, ohio area including, but not limited to strongville, bath, north royalton, avon, rocky river and cleveland.

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