Love the grin you captured. So sweet.
Isn't it, though? Mom cried when she saw the results of the shoot. She begged him to come over dressed not in his usual urban wear and pose for a quick picture because in all the snaps she had, he was making a face, had that hard tough guy look, or was throwing up peace signs. He showed up in his work clothes and said I had 10 minutes. LOL. Teenagers! Anyway, he was making that hard tough look and I was telling him jokes to try and crack him up and finally got to him. He looked away to try and suppress a laugh. That's how I got this. Then he looked back more stoically and finally just smiled. But it was this shot, where his guard was completely down, that is my favorite.
It's excellent... especially after reading that story, i appreciate it even more!
nice portrait, Ani.