Baby in black and white

Photo: Sarah Wert

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"Wow...I come with my own chin rest!"
A contemplative toddler can turn out even more entrancing than a smiling one. Behind that dreamy expression, she's figuring things out, crucial things like: where, exactly, is the snack cup of Cheerios, what's going to happen once Mom figures out I ate that button, and how long will it take for my parents to fall asleep so I can watch The Godfather again on pay per view?

Photographing Your Children: A Handbook of Style and Instruction by Jen Altman (Chronicle Books).