Instead of smiling sweetly, mischievous Suri, five, flashed the lensman a gurning grimace and a ferocious roar.
Suri was out and about with mum Katie Holmes, 32, as they arrived at the David Letterman Show in New York to talk about Jack and Jill, the new movie starring Katie and Adam Sandler.
While her actress mum was typically stunning in a black leather coat, Suri also showed her fashion class in a pretty pink dress, pink coat (for once!), flat shoes and clutching a cuddly cow toy.
Sandler joked this week how he had made a wife-swapping pact with Tom Cruise, offering his wife to the superstar in return for Katie appearing in his film.
Katie plays Adam's on-screen wife in the new release, in which the comedy star plays both a brother and sister.