Well, I'm so glad you asked!

For starters, I’m not going to wax poetic about sweet baby toes or imply that your toddler is an idyllic,
cherub that oozes love for the camera, because that’s just not authentic.

Instead, lets get real. Life is imperfect.

Babies are fussy and hungry. And, they poop—a lot.
Little boys are known for an unlimited energy supply that rivals that of a Tasmanian devil on three shots of espresso. And, I bet that your hubby would rather be anywhere that doesn’t require him to wear a shirt with buttons.

I totally get it. But more than that, I expect it.

Fantastic. So, now we both know this is an exercise in futility?

Fear not, my friend. Not when I have...

 

A Simple, Three-Ingredient Recipe for Photo Success

1. HAPPY KIDS

Numero uno—if young kids are part of the equation, don’t fuss over bows or stress about correcting behavior because if they’re not having fun, no one is.

A happy kid is a compliant kid who just can't help but smile while I'm making a fool out of myself!

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2. ONE JOB

Parents, leave the kid-wrangling, headband-straightening and fart-noise-making so that your kid will smile antics to me. All I want you to do is show up and enjoy your family. That's your one and only job—easy-peasy.

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3. 86 THE CHEESE

Lastly, for the love of pizza,
don’t ask your kids to “say cheese” or smile upon request—that’s
a guaranteed one-way ticket
to awkward, fake grinsville!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ANDRA DID SUCH AN AMAZING JOB!
SHE’S THE ONLY PHOTOGRAPHER
WHO CAN GET MY KIDS TO LAUGH AND SMILE!
I COULDN’T BE HAPPIER WITH THE PICS!
— Maria S., Long Grove, IL