This is Grayden. And like most children is age, he has 100 different faces he makes when I photograph him. He was in the studio this past November and decided to distort his face as much as possible. While his parents were begging him to smile, “just once and you can have any candy in the entire world,” he was busy doing this. I’ve found it’s best to just keep shooting, no matter what the child is doing. You never know what you might capture. And when some time has passed and the parents see the photo, I almost feel as though they like it more than the smiley photo. Because it’s a genuine capture of their child. A capture of him doing something he would do at home. A face he makes that his parents will always remember. It’s more than just capturing a half smile. This is childhood. Carefree, silly, and not really worried what anyone thinks about you. Rock on Grayden.