The Impact of Pulling Funny Faces

April 24, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Did you know that a person can make over 10,000 facial expressions to convey a wide variety of subtle emotions?  Just a slight change in expression can be key in one photo really standing out from another.   It’s wonderful seeing a face light up with a big smile but just as special capturing a more serious expression.  However, there’s nothing better than making silly faces to lighten the mood.  Actually, I like to encourage it, especially with children, who like nothing more than pulling a funny face for the camera.   

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I never really did this with my sons, which I regret, but from the time that my daughter was in nursery (she’s 18 now), I would take a series of photos of her making silly faces at the end of each school year.  From these photos, I would select around 9 images to make into a thank you card for her teachers.  The teachers loved them so I continued making these gifts until she started secondary school, when she wasn’t so inclined to be silly. 

The photos shown above were taken when my daughter was 6 years old.  More recently, I have taken headshots for her audition and college applications.  Once again, she couldn’t resist slipping into making a series of funny faces. 

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I look back at all these photos I have taken over the years and they do make me smile.

Keep an eye on my social media pages, as I will be sharing a few other funny faces I have photographed over the years. 

Once we have got through this time of uncertainty and life returns to normal, I would like to launch the option of booking a mini session, during which I can capture funny faces of your children or even your whole family.  I have sourced some wonderful collage frames, which are a perfect way of displaying these photos and will always be a talking point for your visiting friends and relatives. 

Keep safe, keep smiling and practice those funny faces.


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