Real vs Fake Smile - Wordless Wednesday

Yesterday was picture day at my son's preschool. Of course I want perfect smiling photos. So I spent some time in the morning encouraging him to real smile.

real or fake smile

Because I take LOTS of photos of him, my son has gotten into the habit of doing fake smiles. While that's fine (tolerable) for everyday photos, it's NOT fine for a school photo that will be around for a long time. So I encouraged (aka begged) him to smile real for the photo when in school.

In a few weeks we'll see if he chose to give a real smile....or the fake one

How does your child smile?


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22 comments:

  1. I am a fake smiler. I have one kid that gives me the real deal and another than takes after me.

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  2. lol! Both of his smiles made me smile! My kids are big fake smilers too. I am always asking them how they plan to smile on school picture day, hope yours turn out the way you want!

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  3. haha! Does hate that you know his fake one? My oldest hates that I can tell.

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  4. what a cute smile:).. nice shots..


    Happy Wordless Wednesday! My entry is here.

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  5. My daughter did the grimacing smile like your son on the left. I was always prompting her to "stop grimacing" so she finally gets it. That said, her school photos are not always that great!

    Happy WW!!
    http://www.nycsinglemom.com/2013/04/30/springtime-in-union-square-park/

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  6. I'm always worried what Hunter's smile is going to look like in the school photos because well he acts goofy when I try to take his picture. But they always come out good. :)

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  7. I looooove the first pic. So cute. I think all blogger kids have mastered the art of fake smiling!

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  8. Great smiles! My son does the cheesy or wacky smile thing when posed and looks ridiculous! I have to catch him unawares to get a decent picture most times!

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  9. Hehe! I know all about the crazy smiles! My oldest is notorious for them!

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  10. My daughter is terrible at school pictures. She is great for mine though..

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  11. My middle son is a fake smiler too. Hes 11 now and still have to tell him to smile right lol.

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  12. I don't know, the first smile kind of cracks me up - I'd frame it if I got an official photo with that cheesy grin, LOL! The hardest part about smiling for photos is that my face gets tired from holding the same expression for so long and then it starts to melt and look weird, LOL.

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  13. When there's a camera, it's cheesy. Otherwise it's natural. Go figure!

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  14. It's really hard not to be a fake smiler. If the photographer is good he will get them off guard and get a real smile. Unfortunately after photographing an entire school most photographers run them through like cattle :(. I hope it turns out good. With your coaching, I'm sure it will.

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  15. I made my son practice his smile, too, when he had his pictures. He tends to do his "cheese face" which is hilarious, but not really what I want to pay for.

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  16. I love it!
    Mitch

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  17. My sons usually have a serious face or a fake smile. I was so happy recently when my first grade son's teacher took the time to make him LAUGH during photos, it made for a beautiful, natural smile for pictures!

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  18. He looks cute in both photos! My DD has a fake smile too which at least I can totally tell. I do prefer her real one!

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  19. Too funny Mine does this too. I finally got some good real smiles for her cap and gown preschool ones!

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  20. For so long I got the original smile then the fake smile cam eout and it won't go away! I'm so sad!

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  21. Haha! My son does the exact same thing. He has a fake smile, real smile & then the silly face he always insists on doing. Every picture I take of him always becomes a series as I talk him into doing his real smile.

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