It takes a thousand to get one good one.

13 Nov

In addition to the single “growing on the blanket” shots, I figured I might as well keep up doing some of both of them as well.  Here’s what we go through to get one nice shot (lots and lots left out, mind you):


Um, no.


Could have been a contender, flash all wrong, Ben not smiling


Ben’s on his game, Eli is rapidly getting over this entire process


Ben staring suspiciously at Andy, Eli taking the smiling thing a bit too far.


Eli does not appreciate being told he is taking the smiling too far. Ben is confused.


“He’s touching me!” Eli does not relax despite knowing that Ben has practically no control over his arms. Insists Ben pinched him and it was VERY, VERY painful. I’m about ready to quit.


Hurray! Joyful tickling, everybody smiling, time to wrap this up and call it a win.


Eli is relieved we are done, Ben is now totally over being on the floor with a flash going off every 5 seconds.


2 Responses to “It takes a thousand to get one good one.”

  1. scs123 November 21, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    Wish I had been there to take shots of the parents who were brave enough to take on this endeavor. So glad you did it — I will be smiling all morning!

    • scs123 November 21, 2012 at 9:56 am #

      The wide angle view of the photographer searching for the right moment and the entertainer trying to elicit smiles would also have been a great picture!

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