One of the things that I haven’t really been doing on the blog is sharing some of the photos that I take for other people. But this year, I’m going to mix it up a bit and starting including a peek into the lives of some of those who have been kind enough to invite me capture their everyday adventures.
I take a lot of photos of kids and, maybe it’s just me, but kids love to stick their tongues out at me. I’ve got quite the collection of funny faces now. And when you’re trying to take photos, the parents are always quick to shout “Stop. Put your tongue away!” These certainly wouldn’t be shots that end up on a wall. But, I think they’re fun, they show the essence of what kids are about. The tongues just come so naturally, the products of pure fun, a dash of silliness, and a bit of mischief.
Kids don’t care if their hair and makeup are perfect, if they’re in the right light to minimize the wrinkles, or if they’re facing the camera in a way that doesn’t make their nose look so big (guilty). They’re just in a moment having fun and they don’t care if they look silly.
And it’s occurred to me, shouldn’t funny faces come just as easily to us as adults? Life gets so serious sometimes that we barely remember to smile, never mind make funny faces.
Why not make a funny face at someone today? It might be just the thing to make you smile. And, as they say laughter is the best medicine.
Here are a few of my favorite funny faces.