My kids have had a camera in their face nearly every day of their life. If it's not "momma's camera" it's an iPhone. They pretend to take pictures with their toys and they ask for their pictures to be taken. However, if I ask them to smile or take a picture they act like crazy monkeys who have never smiled for a camera a day in their lives.
Enter....bribery. I am not above it as a mother nor as a photographer. So on said summer day I may or may not have bribed Abram and Ephraim with a new toy from Target if they did good. They gave me descent attempts and I was able to catch a couple good photos of each. Imri doesn't really care about toys, so a sucker sufficed for him.
I was a little late in taking Abram's 4 year photos and Imri's 1 year and 18 month but managed to get Ephraim's 3 year photos near his birthday just by pure chance. It was a hot morning at Yorktown but we had fun and you can see each of their personalities well. Enjoy!