August 17, 2007

Nice Pictures, Part 2

Monday after dinner, we took more pictures in the backyard using a white sheet. It was a lot of work, and we got some good shots, but I wasn't totally please with the coloring. So, I made an appointment at the WalMart photo studio. What a big mistake! Maggie WOULD NOT: sit still, sit on her bottom, smile, stop fussing, stop trying to get off the platform, etc. I would give her lamb to settle her down, and in went the thumb. I'd get her happy, and she'd smile at the door, not at the camera, or down at me, or anywhere but the camera. To make matters worse, the girl taking the pictures was really impatient and NOT a good photographer. She actually said "You need to get her to sit still". Does she have children? Even one? Does she know what you can't get them to sit still or do what you want all the time? It's not like a scolding or a spanking would've worked. Duh. Needless to say, I left without any pictures. Frustrating!

I went back through the pictures we took on Monday, and found two that will have to work for Maggie's 18-month pictures to send out to family. Aside from the cut on her nose (of course we have to cut our nose when I want to take pictures!), I really like this picture.
And, a quintessential photo of Miss Maggie with lamb in tow and thumb in mouth. I do love how she's being stand-offish in this one.

1 comment:

Greg, Niki & Addie said...

My sympathies to you, trying to get a toddler to sit still and do it happily. I think the ones from the backyard look GREAT! I really like the one with the thumb in her mouth. It captures her age better than a posed picture anyway.