Finding a time when both of my girls are in the mood to have their picture taken is a rare occurrence. Yesterday, it happened!
My wife wanted to give her grandmother a special picture of our girls for Christmas. She had given me a heads up a few days before, and I had been dreading it since then. My oldest daughter is getting to the point that she hates it when Dad points a camera her way. I can only take pictures of her when she is ready. My youngest doesn’t know any better yet, but most of the time she just stares at the camera curiously instead of smiling.
I had my work cut out for me.
I set up a chair and the lighting equipment while my wife got the girls ready. We got them into position and I started firing away. I immediately knew that I was going to get a good one. My oldest was happy with her little sister on her lap. The hardest part was getting a genuine smile out of her.
My youngest was in a great mood and was laughing at her Mom making silly faces behind me.
All in all, it took 30 minutes to set up everything and get the shot. Another 30 minutes to cull, edit, print, and frame. Grandma was very happy with the result!