So, back when the camera was first invented and people started having their photo taken, they had to stay very still and didn't smile.
I took this photo of my hubby a couple years ago just for fun. This is what happens if you move with the shutter open, you get a blur. So of course most photos from the early 1900's have lots of somber faces.
Well, I just found some Victorian Era photos online of people who were not afraid to crack a silly smile for the camera. These are my favorites found at Vintage Everyday. They are part of a family collection held at Northumberland Archives.
Don't be afraid to be yourself for the camera. Be silly, you know I will be silly behind the camera.