A common frustration I hear from parents all the time is that they always feel like they're missing the moment, and when they pull out their camera, their kids fall into cheesy poses, or run away. So I want to share today's secret with you so that you know how to avoid this problem.

Enjoy - and if you have any questions, please post them in the comments!

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nyc baby, child and family photographer, former architect & mom alethea cheng fitzpatrick is based in brooklyn. her company, nestingNYC, specializes in baby photography as interior design & interior design for babies. she also teaches an online photography workshop for parents. find out more about The Photosanity Workshop or send her an e-mail!