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.
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.
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.