One of the most challenging things about photographing children is getting them to look at the camera with a natural looking face. They either don’t want to look at the camera or if they do, they end up giving you some kind of crazy or mad face. I have learned to just go with it some days. It is more fun to photograph your kids in their natural environment. Something to try is to not have their faces in the photo.
Some great reasons to leave the faces out: