I always remind parents, children are children. They will adventure and explore and sometimes the last thing they want to do is sit and smile. Which isn't ideal, and all you want is ONE good family photo. I TOTALLY get it. I experience it with my own children. haha… I promise you I have head swapped my boys faces to get 1 decent shot of all of us looking. Yes, it happens! BUT with those moments where you get to chase them around playing and capture them fully absorbed in their surroundings and taking every little bit of life in….THOSE are the photos I love more than anything equally as a parent and a photographer. Those will replace a posed smiling portrait any day!