Alex just turned 13 this month. He is one of my oldest nephews. He didn't really want to smile for me. He just wanted to give me this cool, serious look. I do have to admit that I really like this look that he kept giving me. And I kept asking him when he got to be so handsome!
Even though I liked that serious look, I did want to capture a few smiles too. So for this next picture I pulled out the "You know I used to change your poopy diapers Alex." That's all it took. Smiles were every where. Not only with him, but his brother and sister were cracking up too. I know you are probably thinking that wasn't very nice to tease him like that. But trust me, he can handle it! He wanted to play hardball and withhold the smiles. So I had to bring out the diaper talk.
Noah is at that stage in life where it's hard to figure out how to give a natural smile! I call it the "goofy smile stage". You know the one where every time they see a camera they give the all teeth smile and squinty eyes! This next shot is just about the perfect amount of teeth and eyes!!
What you can't see in this last shot is that it was actually a group shot with his siblings. He was standing there so perfectly and smiling so beautifully I shouted "Alex, Becca, duck! Quickly!" They both ducked down out of the shot and I got this gorgeous photo!