since a few ppl have asked...
ok pretty underexposed because i didnt wanna blow his white shirt - it was overcast-ish but really bright out. i did go a little too far underexposing it - but luckily i shot at 200 iso so i could bring it up as much as i needed to with no noise issues. i'd originally not PP'd this image because it bugged me that his hair was OOF, but i like his face so i'm using it for this example. i'm dangerous.
Camera: Nikon D70s
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1600)
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: +1/3 EV
Flash: No Flash
so then in acr i fixed the exposure, i adjusted the white balance via using the eye dropper tool on the whites of his eyes and then cooling it down a tad because kids eyes are sometimes a tiny bit blueish. i upped the shadows, saturation & contrast a TINY bit.
so then i open up in photoshop. i did pop the eyes in this one a bit (which i dont normally do) because i wanted to show the difference. i overdid the eyes a little. thats usually what happens when you pop the eyes. i popped via a little dodging and an USM. if i had the time or energy i would go back and un pop - but i dont so you'll have to deal. i also ran portraiture, which i dont always do. but i did just for the sake of showing you what it looks like when i run it. and i added a vignette. the one i use is a nichole van action.
then i ran my vintage action to give it a little more "me", but i turned it waaaay down. and i sharpened for web.
here's the end result.
i dont claim to have the perfect workflow, but i wanted to share anyway... since you asked. hth