When I took this photo a few years ago, I had scouted out the site and saw this huge tree. I knew I wanted to include it in the shoot. Rather than have the children pose next to it and look at the camera, I asked them to look up. Mostly cooperative, we ended up with this fun shot. And an illustration of the rapid growth of children.
My challenge to you:
Look at objects differently. Stray from the ease of photographing your subject standing next to a monument, cool car, costumed character. Instead encourage them to interact with it.