Sunday, June 1, 2008

Best Shot Monday - All Smiles

While I take an obscene amount a lot of pictures, I don't often have many shots where more than one child is actually looking at the camera. Let alone looking at the camera and smiling. Which is why I was so pleased with these two, my best shots from last week:

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And even more surprising than the fact that both the big boys and the little boys looked and smiled when asked? It only took me one shot to get each of these. Clearly luck was on my side!

But lest you think that I was lucky all day long, fear not. Later than same morning on our zoo excursion, I was getting shots like this:

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They are all looking at the camera. And yelling "cheeseburgers"...which isn't exactly the same as smiling and saying 'cheese'. But it's better than nothing!

For more heartwarming smiles and other great shots, head to Tracey's!

27 comments:

Vered said...

These are great. It's so hard to get them to pose, and to smile. It's hard enough with one kid - and even when they do, often one looks great in the photo and the other not so great.

Good job! :)

Christina said...

Those first two really are winners, all the planets were aligned just right for that too happen! Plus maybe your skill played a role. :o)I love the last one too, tho, so much character!

Andi said...

Love the hair, the smiles, the vibrant color, the whole look of each photo- this is perfection! These so need to be scrapbooked...Nicely done!

Allie said...

Wow!! Everybody looking at the camera in all of them! Great pictures, and the stars really aligned for you with the smiles. Love it.

Lara said...

hey, that last one is great in its own way. :)

also, i just wanted to say that i love looking through all your summary saturday posts, even though i'm bad about commenting. they're great!

Megan said...

i love those shots! such a treat to get them not only looking at the camera at the same time, but smiling cute smiles as well!
question: i'm on blogger, too, and i can never get my photos to upload with great sharpness and clarity like yours -- mine never look muddy on my computer,but on my blog...yuck -- any suggestions?

chaoticfamily said...

What a group of handsome boys!! Lovely shots. You did an awesome job capturing the moment.

Blessed Nest said...

they are adorable. I love the brother picture #2
great job!
Spring Fever

Cara said...

All your pictures are great, you have a hansome bunch of boys!

Jen said...

I love the last one. Very real. It looks like you guys had a great time.

HipMomma said...

Oooh, second one down is lovely! But the last one screams "fun".

Elaine A. said...

I LOVE all of their expressions in that last one - what a great picture!! Cute boys!

Dawn said...

I absolutely LOVE the last one. I remember it from your week's worth of shots and it is a standout to me. I love their expressions and their cuteness. It's to be framed.

Golightly said...

You rock! These are wonderful! I actually really like the last one, it just screams "boys" AND they are all looking at the camera!

Blueberry said...

great pictures!! the first two are beautiful and the last is just plain cute.

Kara!!! said...

I LOVE that little faux-hawk!!!! The color in your pics is fabulous.

alli said...

I like the last one. Great change in perspective and such fun kids. Thanks for sharing!

Arizaphale said...

Maggie that first one is professional quality. Any parent would be happy to have it hanging on a wall. I don't know what you're doing but you're doing it right!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maya said...

I want Zane's hair to look like that! Cute! Great smiles!

Mandaroo said...

those are all great! I especially love the first one! cute smiles!

Childlife said...

Those first two shots are the sort I'm always keeping my fingers crossed for -- and the last one is the sort that always leaves a smile in my heart ;) (You got them all looking at the camera -- that's quite a feat!)

Happy BSM!

Stacy said...

Hey great captures! Wow, I'm impressed at the both looking at you shots. I can never get those...or if I do they are totally cheesy smiles. *sigh*

Sarah-Ji said...

Awesome shots! Love that group one. And cheeseburger is as good as anything to be yelling while having your photo taken, I think.

~d said...

WOW.. what fantastic freaking shots! I just flew in from Pittsburgh so excuse my inability to discern whether or not you do this professionally or for a hobby...

How I found you.. I don't even know at this point... a click.. then another click.. lol

But glad I did.
What kind of camera do you use??

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CandCFamily said...

Very cute!

carrie said...

THOSE are fantastic! I love them all...I'm so very late and trying to get caught up...I should have just waited til next Monday and feigned oblivion...but I'm trying to get caught up. I love your weekly edition photos, too. You have been so good at posting great photos!

Kimberly said...

Oh, I know you're especially proud of that first one. I would be too! But I love the last one too. :)