Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Picture Day

Today is Emily's picture day at her pre-school.

Yesterday we drove to a local children's salon to get her bangs cut.  Since she had to peer through her bangs or sweep them aside to see, I figured it was due time.

My daughter who gives me that cheesy Cheshire grin when I tell her to smile for the camera, whose eyes cross even with her little bifocals on, and who is incapable it seems of sitting still will sit in the hands of a professional photographer without me and I can honestly say I am fine with that.

When we visit the photo studio for family pics, it takes a lot of corralling, animals dancing on our heads, sneezes causing the animals to fall off said heads, and so on to get a few good shots of each of the girls.  It is often a stressful event and probably why I want to have a photographer come to us in the future to take pictures, preferably outside.

All I can say is God bless any photographer of pre-schoolers. Twenty-four kids in one picture sounds like a daunting task. Not to mention the patience needed to photogragh twenty-four kids individually in the span of two hours.

I can see it now.  My daughter will be the one with the silly face.  Just like she was the one who couldn't stop dancing during the Christmas children's program and proceeded to lift her dress and flash the audience.

We were asked to choose one of five poses.  There was no option six that said whatever looks best or whichever one in which my kid cooperates.

I can't wait to see these pics.

Even if they are silly pics, they will fit right in with her personality.  She's a natural ham. 

What have your experiences been with school pics?


Stephanie Faris said...

I don't know how school photographers do it...especially that age. I didn't go to preschool, though, so my first photos were in kindergarten.

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

So far preschool and kindergarten pics have been awesome. I'd love to have one typical crappy looking school picture of her... maybe in the ugly duckling years!

Mama Wonton said...

I'm sure your daughter will look adorable! I can't wait till Ethan starts getting school pictures!

Joy@TPMG said...

When I picked her up she was so proud of her princess sticker that she got for listening when she got her picture taken. I can't wait to see how they turned out.

I wrote a note on the form that they asked us to complete that I didn't care what pose they did-whichever worked best for them and my daughter. The one woman from the studio who was still there said something to me when she saw me pick up my daughter about how good she did and she told me which pose they used and everything which I thought was nice of them.

Debbie said...

I always liked the ones where they were silly or at least looked just like themselves!

parenting ad absurdum said...

We're just starting kindergarten in the fall, so we haven't had any school pic experience - I know I always hated my own, but I can't wait for my kids!!

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