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That Face

It's about 50/50 whether or not I get a picture of Christian smiling.  Or even looking at the camera.  He doesn't always appreciate my desire to capture a given moment.  Then there are times when I take his picture and he's not looking or expecting it.  I love those candid photos because they are genuine.

This week at I Heart Faces they are asking for smirks.  They define a smirk as "a smile evoking insolence, scorn, or offensive smugness".  This can be's hard to get a picture of.  If someone is smirking, then he probably doesn't want his picture taken.  But sometimes you can catch a look, accidentally, that spotlights an area of someone's personality that doesn't often get highlighted in a picture.

Christian is a tenderhearted and sensitive guy...but he's also tough.  And just a wee bit intense.  And it shows.


I like his face when he's smiling, and when he's serious.  I can see him, the grown-up him, here.  Would you believe we were at a playground?  He was actually in the middle of having a lot of fun.

There are some great takes on the smirk over at I Heart Faces.  Check some of them out!

Reader Comments (9)

It is amazing to me how all of the children are different. I really love it though, it gives us different ways to love them. He looks like he can't believe you've got the camera on him again.

September 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKd

Love his expression. Love the colors.

September 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTierra Lowry

Cute! You can almost see that he wants to crack a smile under than tough guy look! Great photo

September 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter3 Sweet P's

Great pic!

September 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElaine

A wee bit?

September 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

Wendy-I'm glad you got that. :)

September 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

I know what you mean! My best poser has gotten camera shy recently. It's just about ruined my life.

September 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMJ

I think I see a smirk lingering around his eyes. Does that count?

September 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMindee@ourfrontdoor

Mindee-a while after I posted this picture and of course, after I had already linked to the challenge, I realized that this doesn't really count as a smirk...for some reason it did when I first looked at it, maybe based on the second part of the definition. isn't really a smile. Oh, well. :)

September 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

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