In your face!
I'm pretty sure this is the picture AJ wanted taken… I know this because in every shot he kept blowing the party favor straight at the camera lens. :) This made the shot very difficult to catch, so I finally had to actually hold the end of it with one hand while I shot with the other.
For a while, I encouraged him to “smile with your eyes.” But that ended badly, resulting in an utterly manic look—which is appropriate, I suppose, but not quite what I was going for!
It came out just fine in the end. Enjoy!