Friday, September 18, 2015

Picture People

*Disclaimer: All the photos below are Picture People's photos.

I used to take the boys to get their photos taken more often. Sometimes I feel like I can do just as good as most photographers. I'm not trying to gloat. It's just that if I'm serious about getting a good photo I can get good results. 

I can take 1 boy's photos, but when it comes to taking both boys I just have trouble. They are crazy together. Sometimes I just prefer that someone else snap the shots, while I try and get them to smile.

I decided since Dad was out of town we'd go to Picture People. The only trouble was Mica's hair. I never know what to do with his hair now that it's longer. Travis takes care of their hair. Mica's hair just lays there. I tried...sigh.

I showed up at our scheduled time 12:10. I think we didn't get in until 1 to start taking photos. One of my past students was one of their photographers. I was hoping for well behaved kids. She said that they acted much better than other kids that came in. Mica sang Bob Marley songs in the lobby, but hey he wasn't screaming, and they weren't running around. During the shoot they were acting like...boys. Wrestling, laughing, and bouncing on top of each other.

This is typical:

Here are more where Isaak looks good, and Mica's awkward. It's both his expression and his hair that make him look awkward.

We brought in books and Legos and tried things with those. These aren't too bad, but Mica's hair looks like a dark bush on his head.

 This one is just creepy, but the boys wanted to try it.

This is the one we went with. Mica's looking at me, and Isaak's looking at the camera, but they are both smiling. Mica's hair doesn't look like a bush. I did have the photographer rubber stamp out Mica's foot. It was sticking out of his hair.

My student was laughing at me when I'd blurt out what I really thought of the photos. It had more to do with Mica's hair then her skills of taking the photos. 

I asked if we could go eat, while the photos were being printed? She said, "It will just take a few minutes." You know those places...a few minutes goes into 20 minutes. It was 2:30 before we ate lunch!
Do you enjoy taking photos?


~ Noelle said...

I love photos. I just have a hard time taking pictures of my children. Ha ha haaa

Theresa Mahoney said...

I haven't had professional photos done since Mariah was a baby. I think I can do just as good, and I prefer more candid photos than staged ones. I think their pictures turned out really nice though!

Masshole Mommy said...

I love the picture people, but their prices are way to high for me, so I don't go there anymore.

An Apel a Day said...

I get their big bundle package that has 1 picture that's bigger then an 8x10, an 8x10, 2 5x7s, 4 4x6s, and some wallets for $18. I'll only go there if I have that coupon.

mail4rosey said...

I love the one you went with, it's absolutely perfect!! I think rubber stamping the foot out was smart. :)

Terra Heck said...

I like the last one best. I've never heard of Picture People.
When my daughter was younger, I took her for professional pictures all the time. My boys got the short end of the stick though. I didn't ever take them to get theirs done professionally.

Eat To Live said...

I am not good at it but I do enjoy taking photos and sometimes I luck out and get a good one


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