Saturday, September 27, 2008

Picture day

I didn't order the kids school pictures this year because, well, they annoy me. They're always cheesy photos that are way overpriced and I'm never happy with them anyway so this year I refused. Instead, I told them I'd take them out and do a real life photo session, something I should do more often but don't.

But I'm a dork. After I got home from taking hundreds of pictures and keeping all the kids (3, but it felt like 12 or so) coralled, I realized I'd had my camera on the wrong setting and they're all grainy.

Because I'm a dork.

But this is some of what we got. I did my best to salvage them with photoshop.





Rock Star














I have tons more that I'll put on my Desperately Avoiding Housework blog in case anyone wants to see more. But goodness knows I already post enough pictures here and I don't want to bog it down anymore.

19 comments:

blessedwith5 said...

I LOVE THESE PICTURES!!! They are so AWESOME!

I think it is fun that you sang the He's Still Working on Me song as a solo!

How did you do?

Sew Gracious said...

WAAAAY better than the overpriced school pics! :-)

Lani Robertson said...

i thing your pictures are great! :)

Heidi Zawisza said...

Okay seriously?? Your boys "faux mohawks" are the cutest I've ever seen!!!! OMG!!!!

Btw.....did you see that I tagged you on my blog? Under the entry "Tag I'm It".......you soooooooooo need to participate!! ha!ha!....okay, I'm begging now.....hee hee hee

Bagladee said...

Awww your kids are so cute, great photos much better than those school ones...by far!! x

Mary Richmond said...

these are great pictures--looks like you all had fun!

fly tie said...

i love the idea of taking your own photos in place of the school ones. my mom used to *always* buy my school photos..the largest, most expensive pack, too...and i never liked them.

your photos look just wonderful. i really like the 3rd one, the one with all 3 of them lying down, and the last one (quite sassy :-D)

they beat the uniform school pics. by a long shots

Monkey Giggles said...

You did an awesome job.

Debra said...

Those are great!! I love the one where they are on the blanket.
You did a great job.

Kylie B said...

Oh wow amazing photos!

ellielee said...

Good for you! You did a wonderful job. This is what my daughter does with her kids too!

mary hanks said...

THOSE are the kind of pictures we like best too...great pics of beautiful family!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Ummm--not dorky at all!! I love them, personality and cuteness all over the place! YOur kids are just adorable.
Smiles, Karen

Angie (Angelica Grace Designs) said...

Great shots girl! Love them! Those kids are stinkin' adorable and way too cute for words!
Hugs, Angie
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The Downtown Boutique said...

Those are GREAT photos! Love the blanket one.

Angie

One Wired Woman said...

So cute!! Great photos!! ~Jill :)

Michelle St. John-Brunner said...

Your children are adorable! Your pictures turned out great...so much better than school pictures! What a great idea!

jennifer said...

FABULOUS!!!! What a great photo shoot.

Anonymous said...

Those are wonderful pictures!

I always hate the school pictures, and we have to pay for them first. They know that most people won't go to the trouble of returning them even though they're really bad.
S.