This is my daughter. I love her to bits and then some.
It seems, however, that she's completely lost her ability to smile whenever a camera is pointed at her.
Well, she's lost her ability to smile like a normal person, that is.
Sometimes I get lucky and I capture a moment before she has a chance to process the fact that a picture is being taken.
But as soon as she's aware that the camera is out, it all just goes down hill fast.
I have to trick her and casually take pictures of everything around her, pretending not to notice her. Then I surprise her by quickly pointing the camera in her direction and shooting. This process is a bit tedious but it works because it deprives her of the opportunity to "pose".
But as soon as she becomes aware of the camera being pointed at her something strange happens to her face.
She used to be able to deliver her crazy beautiful smile on command. At any given time, if I needed to fill a frame, I had my pick of dozens upon dozens of beautiful pictures of her amazing smile.
But those days are clearly over.
I guess it's candid pictures or photography trickery from here on out.
God help me.