Saturday, July 28, 2012

New Portraits - Behind the Scenes

I was really pleased with the new portraits for Matt's desk, but it took a number of tries to get those smiles to come out!  If I just point the camera at Isaac and say "smile!" this is the look I get....
So, I tried a few times without success then let some time pass.  

After a while, I thought that I need to find something for Isaac to play with and then just catch him smiling as he plays.  The hard part was to keep the green trees, and not the trash cans, in the background.  
And, the plan worked!  I brought out an empty bin, and apparently if you put a 2-year-old in a bin, you get big smiles as a result!

An empty bin is also good for pushing around a brother,

curling up and pretending to be a baby bird in a nest,

and wrestling!

Anywhere is a good place to wrestle!