Prior to my session with his older sister, this 6 year old had overheard the mention of photo shoot, and was upset that he too didn't get a photo shoot. His distress was easily remedied; I took a few quick shots of him also. He knew how to smile just enough - often little kids give too big a smile, and look overly cheesy, or even pained.
After the photo shoot, I was generously presented with a homemade cheese cake, compliments of my client's mom. As I've pointed out, there are some perks to photographing, but this perk, dare I say, takes the cake! haha! That was probably too direct a pun, huh. Sorry, it's late.