Our Five Ring Circus: The trouble with portraits

Sunday, January 4, 2009

The trouble with portraits

On a whim, I decided to get the kid's pictures taken today. I typically take them myself, since that was the point of buying a great camera. Individual portraits turn out great. Pictures of the kids together...not so much.

So, for my dad's birthday present, I took the kid's to a photo studio to get a picture of the two of them together. I figured the photographer would have better luck. I figured wrong. Just as it always is with me, Dylan and Lexie refuse to look at the camera at the same time. Or smile at the same time. Or sit at the same time. It was like wrangling monkeys. The poor photographer and I were scurrying all over the studio trying to get them to sit in the same spot, at the same time. If Dylan looked at the camera, Lexie looked away. If Lexie smiled at the camera, Dylan didn't. UGH! So, I ended up picking out a cute picture of the two of them hugging, but only with half-smiles on their faces. That will have to do.

Lesson learned. I'm going to stick to taking the pictures myself. Perhaps I need an assistant (or two...or three) when I take them?

1 comment:

  1. Ha!!! Oh my goodness...we must be living the same life. I abhor taking my kids to get their pics taken! We actually took my two boys and their three cousins (one four-year-old, 3 two-year-olds, and a 5-month-old) to try to get pics done for the grandparents, and the "best" one was horrible! The most hilarious one and my personal favorite was the one with all of them screaming, squatting, twisting, squawking...you name it...Oh well. We'll look back and laugh. I have plenty of great pics of my boys, like you said, separately and with my own camera. :)

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