The thing is, every photographer has their expectations. And the more experienced you get, the more skilled you become, the higher those expectations rise as a result. (And yeah, we've all had our more cocky moments, let's be honest. ;-) )
But people -- in particular, children -- can be a mite...unpredictable.
So we walk into the situation expecting to get shots like this:
But in reality, what we more often get...is this:
And that's when the parent comes out with this: "We're going to take a shot of you crying now and show it to your future wife."
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!