Honestly, how hard could something like this be? The babies in Anne's photos are always so charming and peaceful:
When Lucia was about three months old, we gave this photo our first attempt.
Although Lucia was cooperative and slept through the entire event, we couldn't quite get M to sit up straight.
When we asked Giancarlo to join the mix, he was less than thrilled and it was Emi who couldn't find her center of gravity.
Yesterday, the three of us brought our kids together again to give this photo another try. Now that the kids are older, surely it must be our time.
Take a second look at how happy and utterly darling the children in Anne's photos are.
Now, check out our kids. Think of these as the best of the best from our photo session. Also, for your added enjoyment, I suggest you try to find the child in each picture who is inhibiting our photography greatness.
I think we may have caught M mid-blink.
I obviously do not feed my children enough as Lucia is attempting to eat her snack's wrapper.
While taking these photos, the three of us, along with our husbands, were standing in a line on the other side of the room, jumping up and down, clapping, smiling, anything we could to get our kids to smile. Sadly, I think we ended up scaring Giancarlo.
Emi's turn to blink.
Anne, if you are reading this, please help. What's your secret to perpetual cuteness on film?