People sometimes wonder why I pay money for school photos when I take so many photos myself. There are a couple of reasons, really.
1.) Continuity- I started having Aaron’s done when he was in kindergarten (before my interest in photography) and I wanted to continue the “tradition”.
2.) Ease- Sometimes my kids get sick of my sticking my camera in their faces. Simple as that. These the only photos I don’t have to worry about.
So, I shell out a crap ton of money for school photos. The sad thing is that I get so geeked out about them. Starting about 2 weeks (after picture day) I check the kids’ backpacks daily for their pictures and squeal with delight when I get them.
Unfortunately, I had a setback with Taylor’s pictures, so I am just getting them. That’s the thing that stinks about letting someone else handle this stuff…mistakes can be made.
Cliff notes version: I sent in money on Taylor’s day only to have someone at the school (or the photographer) lose said money, only to find out the day before retakes. I couldn’t find the outfit I had dressed her in on her original day, do I had to do something else. Then, I get the photos and they are okay, except that she has glasses glare.
So, without further distraction, our 2011-2012 school photos:
Aaron – 7th grade
Taylor – 2nd grade
Emma – Kindergarten
All in all not too bad, right? I kind of wish Taylor was smiling…but then again, she rarely smiles for school photos. She almost looks a little mad. Probably because the photographer wasn’t near as good as her mommy. =)