Let’s Play a Game

It’s been a constant challenge to get Sophie to look into the camera. Whenever we ask her to smile, she coyly turns away and avoids the lens.

But when she was playing in the attic this evening, I had an epiphany. What if I turned the camera into a game?

“Sophie,” I coaxed, “Can you make a happy face?” She readily complied – witness the funny-looking grin in the top photo. A little forced, perhaps, but this is one of the first head-on photos I’ve taken of her in a long time. Cause for celebration.

“Sophie,” I cooed, “Can you make an angry face?” She was having too much fun to get angry, but she gave it her best effort – witness the silly face in the second photo.

I have a few more funny shots, which I’ll roll out over the next couple of days. Enjoy.

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