Saturday, January 26, 2013

A Tutorial On Taking Children's Pictures-Using SweetCheeks As A Model


Ready?  Here We Go!

First ~ pick a child that is 
photogenic and likes having
their picture taken.

Two ~ DO NOT ASK
Can I take your picture in the
sweet little dress and cape that
your Uncle and Auntie bought you,
 SweetCheeks?
The answer will be-
  NOH!
I doan't wahnt my pickshure taken.
 Three: The Solution:
Tell her you want to take a picture
of the flowers in the basket
and ask her to hold them for you.
Ummmm...Not exactly what I had in mind.
Can you hold the flowers down and 
your head down a little bit and look
right at Nana.
Hmmmm..
Sweet Cheeks..just smile and look normal.
Yeah...well.....You kinda got that 
 fake smile
and puppy dog eyes
thing going on there...
How about one more.
What?
You want to take your cape off?
Okay- Off with the cape!
Now~How about a picture
with your Auntie Carol then?
Oh- That's a really good one,
SweetCheeks.
Now...give me one more picture when
you are looking all cute like that...
and this one all by yourself.
Ready?
Thank you SO MUCH!
I think the photo session is 
over for the day.

Today is your lucky day, ladies.
There is NO charge for this
tutorial.  The tips I gave you
 are all free and,
as you can see for yourself,
the outcome varies from 
shot to shot.
Go give it a try and may
God be with you.
your photo name

49 comments:

Japolina said...

She is such a good model!

Suzan Sweatman said...

LOL - she is too cute that one - really really too cute -
How's V ( Violet ) doing this morning?
Is that your sister in the photo?
XOX

Susie said...

Diana, That kid cracks me up. For some reason ,I think she's a lot like you. hmm? I hope everyone is doing great there, enjoy this weekend.xoxo,Susie

Beth said...

I love this tutorial. Do you think it might work with my grown kids? I can never get them to sit still while I take a picture.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

LOVE her outfit...thanks for the tips!

WeeFaerie said...

Thanks for the tips lol! My Lil' Miss just asked if SweetCheeks can come over and play. She says she looks like a fun friend :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

LOL! My granddaughter is only 2 1/2 and already says No to me when I ask if I can take her picture. I just snap away while she's doing things and hope that out of 100 pictures I'll get one good one.

Donna said...

So funny,Diana! I think Miss SweetCheeks has the most expressive little face that I have ever seen! Love her cute outfit! But wait, where is your usual photo of a large hairy guy at the end?:)

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

What a hoot Diana!.... somehow, I have a feeling Sweet Cheeks is going to grow up to be just like her Nana... full of fun and surprises!... xoxo Julie Marie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How funny! I don't think I've ever seen a tutorial quite like this! You are One of a Kind...the best kind, too! Sweet hugs!

Shelia said...

Nothing like a good tutorial with a pretty little model! Too cute!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Anne said...

Oh so cute! I could have used this same tutorial when my daughter was small LOL!
xx
Anne

Karen said...

... and also with YOU!...lolol...

Jettie said...

I really really think that tutorial is how NOT to take good pictures, lol.
Well, the pictures turned out good, just the model had her own ideas on what they should be.

Nonnie said...

So very funny. Adorable pics and you have captured our journey as well in trying to get cute pictures of the kids.

Perfectly Printed said...

Your Sweet Checks is just darling!!

chris

Patty Patterson said...

Last night I shot 4 basketball teams and the kids all seemed to want to make cheesy fake smiles. Or - hold the ball in front of their faces. Shooting kids is hard work. But with a face like Sweet Cheeks, does the pose really matter? She'd be cute no matter what.

Nellie said...

Oh, yes! Our Little Munchkin loves to clown for the camera, too, though somehow there were some good pics taken for us at Christmas. xo Nellie

Karen said...

Oh, WOW! I have some pics like this in my camera of the 3 year old. She is getting to be a real challenge when it comes to pics! She also likes to take pics of me when I least expect it. Not good! Thanks for the smiles.

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Gotta love those fake smiles!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

haha..cute Diana!
I find with little Addison who is a busy toddler that I just have to kind of follow her around and be quick!!
Stay Warm,
Cindy

Anonymous said...

ahhh, she's a doll not matter what face she's doing!

Kelly said...

You are so funny!!! I can see that your granddaughter takes after you. She is a hoot!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

She is adorable, and it looks like she has you wrapped around her finger. But no one is complaining.

Jen

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What an adorable little model you have here:)

Blessings,
Linda

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Ah, SweetCheeks. She captures our hearts once again.
Her outfit is adorable! She will wear a cape? I can't believe it.
Thanks for the tips...finding a child who likes to have their photo taken is a challenge to say the least.
Hugs, Tina

bj said...

hahhhaaa...you and SC are both such a HOOT.....
and what a cute outfit...

bj said...

hahhhaaa...you and SC are both such a HOOT.....
and what a cute outfit...

Infuse With Liz said...

LOL!!! That's a good one! I especially like the last one...a real charmer! You'll have to put that one up at her graduation party when she's finished with high school!

NanaNor's said...

LOL!

Susan said...

Too funny Diane! Sweet Cheeks makes a good model even if she does cooperate exactly with the request of the photo shoot!

Miss Kitty said...

Ha, ha, ha....love that tutorial! You DID actually get a few good pictures out of that "session"! Thanks for sharing those funny photos with us.

Tete said...

I think she does better than E. He shhhhs too much and won't look at the camera. SC at least makes eye contact most of the time, even if the rest of her face looks like she's in pain!
You haven't posted any trips to starbucks with her lately...been banned? LOL

Missy George said...

She's adorable..You can't miss...

Anonymous said...

I love this post!:-) Reminds me of some of our photos shoots. So much fun!

Hope Filled Living said...

She never ceases being cute, does she...even her grouchy face makes me laugh. I love her outfits.
xoxo.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

funny! I need all the help I can get...and free of charge it's even better!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

She's a hoot! Nice to have fresh entertainment around all the time too! Have a great weekend!

Little Miss Maggie said...

She's adorable no matter what expression she has on her face. Looks like she was having fun with you.

joanne said...

what a ray of sunshine that girl is! and adorable to boot.

pink*cherub*moon said...

LOL!!!The only thing harder than taking a kid's picture is taking one of two or more together! If one looks normal the other looks like a goober! It's like when I used to try to take my dog, Sullivan's picture. He'd be all cute and as soon as I was ready to click the photo, he'd lean over and lick his rear end! Thank God kids can't do that LOL! Love the "tutorial" Hugs, Leena

Maureen said...

Thanks. I needed this tutorial so I can get cute cat pictures. My grands love to pose but the cats have become camera shy since I started to blog and every picture is a blur. I'll just ask the cats to pose with their aunt.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

My favorite pic is the very last one! lol

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

She is so cute! And so much more entertaining than if she had done exactly what you wanted her to!

Leslie said...

Lol! What a little cutie pie! She looks so silly and what a personality. Great photos!

xxL

LANA said...

Ha - those photos were so cute and funny! Looks like Sweet Cheeks is a real ham!

Cristina Garay said...

hahah Nice tut Diana! My kids keep on doing the same thing each time I want them as models! I love her cape.

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Oh my goodness Diana. That's so darn cute. I remember when my kiddos were still little, and taking them to the photographer to get a shot of all four of them. By the time I was over, I would literally have sweat running down my back. It's hard work!! Sometimes it's the silly faces that are the most fun to look at later on, instead of the ones where they're actually doing what you wanted them to do! Thanks for sharing.

Debbie

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I don't..think..I can stand it! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!