Some people have no inhibitions and give out megawatt smiles at the drop of a hat... while others hang on ferociously, and dare you to coax a smile out of them. View attachment 99032 John and Tangi started off our session with a "say cheese" smile. View attachment 99033 That was just in jest, but I did have problems getting John to relax. After a few shots we got to this stage, but I wanted more. View attachment 99034 A few seconds earlier, I had asked Tangi to move her hand from John's shoulder and place it on his back, so we wouldn't have dangling fingers in their picture. Now I asked her to move her hand a little lower, and she was very cooperative :biggrin:. The result was natural smiles that reached their eyes. View attachment 99035 Note: I don't suggest you use this technique for Senior Prom pictures, particularly if you're taking pictures of your daughter .