Capturing smiles

Our sponsors first fall in love with their kids from their photos. But what happens behind the scenes to capture kids’ images? Sometimes smiles — the language that connects every culture — can be hard to produce. Even for a trained photographer, taking the perfect photo can be tricky. By the time kids reach their turn in front of the camera, children like Barbara (6, pictured) in Guatemala, might be anxious or embarrassed. CI photographers do their best to put kids at ease.


what happens behind the scenes to capture kids’ annual photos?

See CI Team members in Quito, Ecuador, work to get 9-year-old Darla to give them the perfect shot.

Often, the first photo CI kids ever take
are their sponsorship enrollment photos. 

Check out their pictures!

Meet some great kids


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