I much prefer taking candid photos, mostly because you get a much more natural look, plus it means you don’t get forced kids’ smiles. I know N is much more naturally smiley and happy when I just snap away. Otherwise I get a lot more ‘no mummy, no more photos’ when he’s more aware of me with the camera.
We had a great evening the other day, both on the trampoline. Me bouncing around obviously made N laugh alot, until he realised that I did actually have some other trampolining skills other than just making him bounce up and down!