When my kids were little I worked so hard to get the perfect picture of them and now that they are old enough to sit still and smile on command I no longer bother.
Case in point:
I guess I used up all my energy, because these days I just hold the iphone up and hope one of my kids gets in the frame. No focus, no zoom, no flash. Just a half-hearted snap and I call it good.these days). He did pee on a tree in plain view of the entire town but that was only because I insisted he not use the community port-a-potty.