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July 27, 2009


Jan C.

I agree with your theory! My daughter, Allie, used to try to avoid the camera at all costs. At some point we talked with her and told her to try to chill out and just go with the flow. So she decided to pose for all she was worth. Since then, she has developed the ability to find and hold a gorgeous smile through endless lens clicks. She seems to know which poses make her look best and she can hit them easily. And she gets her mind in the game, too. When you see her in photos she never looks like she's thinking, "this is torture; let's get it over with!" Her face seems to say that she's thinking, "I'm so happy, and I love the camera person soooooo much!" Now everyone comments on how photogenic she is, and it's hard to take a bad photo of her. You should see the proofs from Barb H's senior photo shoot of my girl. Even Tyra would be proud.

Sue Neal

great article.


This is a good article. Lots of tips and ideas. Glad to hear (My mom has this down.)
I really agree with taking a picture of someone from up above. The eyes look up and the wrinkles disappear. I also agree with practicing in a mirror. That works real well.
I have teeth that are separated in the front and I tried in younger years to smile with my lips shut, but then I decided "What to heck, these are the teeth God gave me" so now I smile freely. My sister-in-law and I had a picture made and I put my elbow on a railing under my chin. She stood stiff as a board. The result....well


great tips ... thanks for posting them!


Actually the 3rd comment is from Mom. Dad wrote last and now it is screwed up.

beth opel

I knew that, Mom! :) Dad doesn't have diastema. :)


That reminds me, I'm due for a good defuzzing.

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