She positions her camera, points and says ‘cheese’ but he doesn’t smile. ‘Again’ she says loudly. She positions her camera, points and says ‘cheese but he doesn’t smile. ‘Really?’ she says to him. ‘Could you give me a real smile just once, please?’ His response, ‘I am smiling’.
If you are a Parent, Grandparent, Aunt or Uncle I’m sure that you have experienced this moment. A moment you want to freeze in time. A moment you want to be able to share with the world. You can freeze the moment and share only you will know it took 6 takes to get it just how you wanted it to be seen by others.
Why do we do this? Why do we waste those minutes trying to make it look perfect? Life’s not perfect so why do our pictures have to be? Well the quick easy answer to this is that people want to present to the world a perfect moment. Some want to show an even more perfect moment than someone else in their life at times. The moments we should be capturing are just that moment when you snap the picture, that is the moment not the forced smile picture you snapped after 6 shots.