Skip to Content

Say Cheese!

Okay, who ever figured out saying the word “Cheese” made people smile? That’s just weird.

One of the things I’d like to keep up with as a new mom is having updated pictures of our little one at each milestone phase of his life (okay, life? maybe that’s a long-term goal, how about I scale back to at least his first year or two! ha ha). So, I enrolled in MotoPhoto’s Snuggle Bug Portrait Club – you can have portrait sittings as often as you like with your baby.

Our nearly 3-month old is too young to say cheese, but he could’ve used some help yesterday at his photo shoot b/c he was very stubborn about NOT smiling! Let me just tell you – getting good photos of a baby is nothing to sneeze at (speaking of which, I sneezed while holding him today, and he again started screaming in fright! What is up with being afraid of sneezes?). He cranked it up a bit once we arrived at the studio, me lugging three bags of clothes, blankets, toys and props for the big event (Have I mentioned I’m a new mom?). He really didn’t like that I wanted him to go through several wardrobe changes and look cute and happy at the same time (he said it wasn’t in his contract!). It took four of us, a lot of babbling noises from adults, and a tickly-feather to coax a few smiles out of him – what can I say, he’s a tough sell!!

In the end, Suzy captured a ton of great shots – even got some good smiles out of him. He kept giving her a lot of stern and serious looks, which ended up looking really classic and thoughtful on the black background. I’m glad she was able to work with my little fuss-budget! 🙂 I guess I’ve learned he’s a little camera shy.

I haven’t decided exactly what I plan to do with the photos. Right now I’m thinking I’ll have a few of my favorites printed for framing. Then when I go back to update the shots, I’ll update my frame. By the end of the year, I’ll have a trail of photos documenting his growth – I think that’ll be a nifty keepsake from his first year. Possibly I can put together a scrapbook or album for the Grand’rents. Maybe a slide show. The possibilities are endless… but I have to stop talking about him growing up – I just love him cute and small like he is right now! 🙂