When working with children sometimes they get frustrated with someone telling them look here, smile, turn this way. On this shoot, the young girl was growing tired of the commands so I told her to rest for a minute and she proceeded to lean against the column. Once she relaxed she started to play by peeking around the column and smiling. I let her play for a minute and then snapped this picture. She was showing her true personality and you can only get that from a natural pose. Don’t force poses, but let them happen. I love to photograph kids from a distance with a long lens so they are unaware I am taking their photo. They are not intimidated by the camera or afraid, but just being themselves.