As you can see from these pictures, photo sessions are a little bit like torture chambers for my kids (on the left) and grandkids on the right. In the picture of my four that you see above and in the header, my kids were much younger—this photo was snapped in 1982. The picture of the grandkids on the right is from 2009.
They all react in different ways, sometimes looking grumpy or stiff, and at other times, we get the goofy, horsing around kind of behavior.
In either case, these traditions are ones they like to get through quickly so they can move on.
Here are some other examples of the torturous moments in the photo traditions of my family.