10.08.2009

the dreaded picture day

why are school pictures always soooo unflattering?  even when you go out of your way to look extra nice and take the precautionary measures necessary before the photographer clicks the camera (because you only have ONE chance to take a good photo), the picture never turns out how you imagine it would be.  never.

(of course there's always that one girl that always looks good in her school picture...grrr.  how does she do it?)

so this year, instead of wasting, er...i mean paying $40 on ordering prints from picture day, i decided to do a mini "photo shoot" and do my own rendition of the school photo (i like to pretend i'm a professional photographer ready to capture the moment with my point and shoot canon powershot).  the best part is that we get more than one chance to get a good shot.  and you can edit and customize the photo to your liking...for free.

ty was very happy with the results and here are a couple of our favorites...






















and while i was at it, i did one for the other two kids too...





































































then i got brave and decided to take some photos of all three kids.  but i think the picture speaks for itself (maybe next time).





















once i was done editing, i ordered prints of all 3 kids through snapfish, coming out with a grand total of $21.  talk about a HUGE savings.  and we were all quite satisfied with the end product.

so family, your copy of this year's school photo will be a little different.

10 comments:

Jenn Walters said...

hahahah! Poor Gibson!!
I love the tree shots- Tyler looking pensive and Emma hugging the tree. Good job, photographer mom!

Corrie said...

The pics look great! I looked through them on flikr too, so many good ones.

Gibson in the all 3 shot made me laugh out loud. Poor little guy!!

Melissa said...

The tree ones are fantastic! The one of Emma cheek-pressed against the tree should be entered into some type of photo contest. The last one is pretty great too- nice try mom!

Robert Stockham said...

Well done! you guys take great pictures. I rarely order prints these days, and when I want to share for those without a computer, I make a CD. Cost-about 50 cents a person. One time i made a DVD and set the images to music for a friend's mom & dad-they loved it and it was something out of the ordinary for them. (there's an app for that...)

Michelle said...

The photos are beautiful! I love the one with the three of them!

Anonymous said...

love these pictures! and i feel your pain with picture day....most people get to out grow that day..not teachers...ours is tuesday. -stacey

SarahHub said...

Great idea! The photos look so nice - much better than a school pic!

mamajil said...

great photo shoot!!! :)

Love the group shot...now that is reality at its best!!!

Anonymous said...

Cucu2ku lucu. Grandpa John had fun looking at the pictures. ~Ibu~

GranolaMom4God said...

GREAT pictures!

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