We've all been there, trying to get photographs out of our own children. Would you like to know how the professionals do it? Well here it is, the secret in my personal experiences has been light and laughter. Light is a given but I need to reiterate it’s importance. The amount of light you have coming into your camera will determine the quality and definition of your pictures and more than that, it will decide whether you have an incredible photographer worthy picture or a ehhhhh I probably shouldn’t be taking pictures of anything kind of picture. Then there is laughter, think about your child’s personality what they love to do the most and do that. Have them tell you a funny story, most will laugh at there own jokes and wait for your reaction. Putting these two keys together will give you pictures you can have and hold onto forever.