We have this wall in our family room that is dedicated to 8 x 10 pictures of the kids. Once a year we pull out the old and replace it with the new. Unless they are over the age of 18. All kids are frozen in time in their senior pictures. You know, for Bossy, that was 10 years ago! She graduated in 2002. It seems like just yesterday...
So today was school picture day at the middle school. The girls dressed up because they wanted their pics to look good in the yearbook and on their student ID cards. I quit buying real school pics three years ago when my sweetie got laid off from his job. He was only out of work for a couple of months, but during that time we discovered there were quite a few things we could live without. One of them was school pictures.
The price seems to climb every year which I don’t understand because nice pictures are easier and easier to get. Now that Teach has a digital SLR, we count on her to make everyone look good and she takes this job VERY seriously. She changes out all the pics on the wall once they are edited and ready to go. When she took Princess’s pic, she didn’t think her teeth were white enough so she carefully whitened them a little in Photoshop. (I’ll probably get in trouble for telling you that. They are only a tiny bit whiter…)
She worries way more about lighting and setting than any of those photographers from the school. And she doesn’t make the kids fold their hands or hold their heads in an unnatural way. We also get real backgrounds rather than the blue screens. And they are WAY cheaper! Before we got the digital SLR, she took the pics with an actual film camera and then just had them made into a CD. That cost a little more but it was definitely worth it. These are all the ones she did from this year. Hope you like them!