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60 seconds of Pookah Photography

You’ve Got One Minute Mama

One of the issues of having a child whose mother is a photographer is having said child get tired of the camera. When they are small, they don’t really have a choice. They are easlier dstracted. You can bribe them.

Pookah is at the age where he doesn’t always want me to take his picture. I noticed it a few months ago and I started ASKING him “Can I take your picture?’ when I wanted a portrait like photo.

He usually says yes.

Lately, he’s been giving me a time limit.

On this day, he said, “You’ve got one minute Mama, set your timer.”


So I set my timer, and we went to my garage and I shot away.

For 60 seconds exactly. When the timer went off, I put the camera down and that was that.

I’ve learned to be quick. I’ve learned to already have in my head what I want, where I want him to stand, where the light is. BEFORE I ask.

Here’s what I got.

60 seconds of Pookah


I think we did ok!

Go on, give yourself 60 seconds! See what happens!

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    July 16, 2014 at 11:31 am

    What a gorgeous kid! His time limit for your is hilarious. From infancy, my daughter (now 2) has hated the camera. She makes faces and runs. I sneak pictures. My son (now 4 months) is a ham. He loves it!

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    July 16, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    He is just too cute! Too funny that he has a time limit now…lol!

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    July 16, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    That’s why I don’t like taking pictures to this day because my mom had a camera in her hand at all times. I got sick of it but now that I am older I am so glad she did.

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    July 16, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    So cute! I love these shots! My issue with my oldest is that as soon I take out the camera, she starts posing. Like obviously posing. It’s okay though I just keep shooting until she forgets I’m there, or until she or one of her sisters begs me to stop! lol.

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    Cam | Bibs & Baubles
    July 16, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Six words about that time limit: He get it from his daddy! LOL!

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      July 16, 2014 at 5:53 pm


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    LeSha Brewer (The Lovely Photog)
    July 16, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Love this! I’m going to try this with my little one 🙂 Pookah has so much personality lol 🙂

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