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How the royal wedding photographer kept the kids still for photos
Getting the perfect photo isn't easy. WPA Pool/Getty Images
For most parents, snapping a picture-perfect family photograph can seem nearly impossible. If you're lucky, the kids will ending up facing somewhat in the general direction of the camera and hopefully won't be mid-sneeze or sticking their tongue out.
If you encounter a miracle, you end up with a photo like this:
Looking like perfect little angels. Alexi Lubomirski/AP Images
While it may seem like the children Meghan Markle and Prince Harry chose for their bridesmaids and page boys were born with the ability to pose perfectly in front a camera, their wedding photographer Alexi Lubomirski told People that even the most royal of children aren't easy to reel in.
"As we were setting up the big family shots, and I was placing The Duke of Edinburgh and Her Majesty onto their chairs, I could hear the kids started crying in the background and there was some chaos," Lubomirski said.
So how did he get the kid's attention? It turns out that bribery and a pack of Smarties — the British equivalent of M&Ms — are the secret to a successful shoot.
"So as soon as the kids came onto the set, I immediately just shouted out, 'Who likes Smarties?', and then everybody hands up, smiles, even some of the adults I think put their hands up," Lubomirski said. "And so that was our magic word of the day, so thank you, Smarties."
Once the Smarties were teased and smiles were all around, Lubomirski was able to capture a surprisingly casual and natural shot of the entire family.
The perfect family photo. Alexi Lubomirski/AP Images
"I wanted it to feel like a family picture, I didn't want it to feel too much like a sports team photo or an army sort of photo, very sort of regimented and linear," Lubomirski said.
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