Emerick is different. Nothing works when I try to take his photo. He gets a blank stare, and looks away from the camera or just runs away. A couple of weeks ago when I decided to try and get some happy photos of him for his 18 month birthday, I became desperate. I made a cheesy smile and asked him to say "cheese!" He copied me, and I got tons of fake cheesy smiles while he was looking at the camera, but he didn't actually say "cheese" until several days later, when I had my camera in front of my face just taking some snapshots of him playing. He looked over at me, gave me a big cheesy smile and started saying "cheese!!" over and over again while giggling. He now says "cheese!" every time he sees the camera!
I don't mind Emerick's fake cheesy smile one bit, I will take it!