My five year old came home with his school pictures and they were just a little odd... My five year old has a tendency to make his jaw all crooked and furrow his brows when he is fake smiling. So the trick is to get him to kind of laugh when taking his photo, and man, did I have to get creative.
These where taken in my front yard. We live on the same street at the elementary school and these where taken just minutes after school was let out. Scene: Mom crouched down making wild gestures with one hand with a camera in the other as other moms drive by with my kids peers as on lookers... What... I didn't want to loose the light. Thank goodness my kids are still to young to be embarrassed of their mom yet.
To get a close up of your kid without the fishbowl look, stand back a couple more feet and use your zoom.
Have a happy Thanksgiving!!!