Was able to go out and get pictures for this assignment yesterday! Using bounce flash as fill light on their faces made a world of difference.
One thing I’ve found helps little kids smile for pictures is to ask them to laugh, rather than just telling them “smile” or “say cheese”. For the 2 year old, I said, “can you laugh at me?? Say ‘ha-ha-ha'”, and that’s when she got a smile going on her little face.