Got My Flash On It's True, Need That Picture Of You

My monsters are ridiculous when it comes to getting their picture taken. Nolan is at that stage where kids aren't aware of how strange their fake smile is. It just looks like he's in pain. He also has issues with eye contact and cannot look at the camera for the life of him. When I ask him to look at me or my glasses or my fingers that I'm snapping above the camera, he looks up with his chin. And Milo is just an energetic cheese ball and has no interest sitting still for longer than four seconds. I still have to attempt it though, right? I tried to get a cute picture of them on Easter in their matching shirts (yes, sometimes I match them and will probably keep doing it until they notice and want me to stop) but the process took fifteen minutes! 

They start out totally uninterested.

And sort of mock me.

Then they give me their best worst fake smile possible.

After that they get bored and put zero effort into it.
(Great side eye, Nolan)

While Nolan struggles to keep eye contact, Milo gets silly.

Then Nolan gets silly.

Then I let them get as silly as possible, hoping they'll get it out of their system.

Nope, didn't work.

Ok fine, I give up. Be silly.

This is what we went with.
What a sweet Easter blessing.

I literally took sixty photos. Because I was using my iPhone most of the pictures show at least one kid as a blur. I get irritated and sweaty and sometimes threaten a time out or bribe them with candy. Why is it so hard?! I envy all of you with kids (especially daughters) who love being photographed and ham it up at the sight of a camera. Then again, these shots show their true colors, so I end up loving and keeping them anyway.


SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

That is a really good side eye.

Melanie Montgomery said...

Go with it! I'd much rather these adorable photos that showcase the personalities of your boys than photos of children that are obviously forced and overstaged.
Your boys are so cute!

Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

I love all of these! Rory mostly likes to pose, but she has her moments. And sometimes my kids don't want to be photographed together.

They have come to realize that I want pictures of certain things and that if they just smile once or twice, it's over with quickly. That took some time though.

Jamie said...

My daughter is in the exact same stage. She absolutely cannot look in the camera lens.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

The thing is, your kids are ao stink in' cute that every one of these pictures is adorable! I love their fake smiles lol!

I know it's not the same, but I have the same struggle with my dog. She refuses to look at the camera. You'd think she's be trained by now but it's so hard haha!

Karen M. Peterson said...

Your boys are so adorable, fake smiles and all!

Jo said...

They are so cute!