I guess it’s kind of a tradition to have your child’s portrait taken at the beginning of the school year.
Since we’ve always homeschooled, we don’t have the option to order the cheesy smiling-probably messy haired-portraits that schools offer with such lovely, and may I add, very realistic backdrops…
So this mom’s got to improvise.
Although last years photo session was stressful enough to raise my blood pressure and drive me to grab a tall glass of merlot at the ripe hour of 1:00pm, it did produce the general look I was hoping for. Trying to convince four kids that having their pictures taken is awesome fun, is no small feat, and definitely not for the faint at heart. If you are considering it, be prepared to offer lots of forms of bribery. Threats can work too, but only if you are going for the “scared” look in your photos.
Also, don’t forget to charge your camera’s battery. Not that I would ever do something so foolish….ahem…
This year was pleasantly fun and relatively pain free. I didn’t even have to bribe past some gum and dinner out, which lets face it, was more of a reward to me. Who wants to cook after chasing kids around a big ol’ farm? I most certainly do not!
Here are my beautiful kids:
Isaac – 4th Grade
Nathaniel – 3rd Grade
Elaina – 1st Grade
Olivia – Preschool
Here’s to a great school year!
Want to see last years?