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Paparazzi

Posted: March 27th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Misc. | 4 Comments »

Friday we had a little Spring photo shoot at a local photography place. The boys were dolled up like little Easter eggs in their pastel Polos and khaki pants. We got there a bit early, the boys played with the toys out front while I filled out the info sheet and we were ushered into the studio.

Cue screaming and crying.

Not sure what happened between the hallway and the studio but they were both hysterical. It took a few minutes to calm them down. They walked around the room and did a little exploring, found the bucket of “Spring” props and picked out a few (watering cans) to carry around. I figured as long as they weren’t crying I didn’t care what props they had in the pictures. We figured things probably weren’t going to get that much better, so we jumped right in.

The first pics were the boys on a bench with their bunnies. After about four clicks of the camera Wyatt began to make a run for it, most of the pictures have him in some stage of standing up and getting out of there. Lincoln is just sitting on the bench looking worried.

The second group was taken with a wooden fence. We couldn’t get both boys behind the fence at first so we took some of Wyatt (who proceeded to give the saddest looks ever) and then Lincoln (who wouldn’t face the camera for more than three frames). We got a few in front of the fence with both boys sitting, but again- there were no smiles to be seen.

The third group were taken with the boys standing in a big wooden planter/ bucket thing. We have one picture with Lincoln smiling….but Wyatt is facing the opposite direction. They were not happy to be in the bucket and tried to climb out for most of it.

Of course, through this whole ordeal Grandma E., the photographer and I are all singing songs trying to keep their attention. They weren’t having it.

I figured there had to be SOMETHING that turned out good….not so much. Most of them were more humorous in the fact that they both looked so done with the whole process. I had to narrow it down to 5 shots, so I chose one of each of them and then one of them together in each different setting (bench/fence/bucket).

The final straw was when Wyatt tipped over backwards off his stool in the toy area while I was choosing pictures, knocking into the wall and sending a framed picture flying off the wall. Hysterical crying and screaming, big tears and gasping for breath ensued. It was our cue to leave. He didn’t calm down until I gave him a chunk of lemon loaf cake from our earlier trip to Starbucks.

I’m not sure what could have gone better- the boys were in great moods up until we went into the studio, so it’s not like they were crabby to begin with. I’m thinking our next studio experience will be somewhere really cheap- if I do another one like that at all. I think it’s much more relaxed to have a photographer come to you and follow you around and get shots, no scary studio lights and big things hanging down from the ceiling. And the price ends up being the same- and with a photographer you’d get ALL of your pics on a disk from the session!

This is about as good as it gets:

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4 Comments on “Paparazzi”

  1. 1 Kathy said at 6:41 pm on March 27th, 2010:

    That is adorable and I have to tell you – I love what it took to get it. Go boys!

  2. 2 Anonymous said at 7:23 pm on March 27th, 2010:

    They look like "BIG" boys in this picture. They seem to be losing their baby look everyday. It was quite the experience. I don't think I would go there again. I'm with Erin.

    Grandma E

  3. 3 Beth said at 2:25 pm on April 2nd, 2010:

    I love the picture – very cute! Too bad they weren't having such a good time with it.

    Beth

  4. 4 mrs.leah.maria said at 3:58 pm on April 5th, 2010:

    Oh my gosh, that sounds atrocious! I agree though, the one pictured is super cute! I had to lol at dressed like easter eggs. 🙂


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