Saturday, January 17, 2009

Say cheese! or not

Today was picture day for Garrison. When he turned three, six and nine months I took his picture. Just something laid back, in the same area of the house, with the same stuffed soccer ball so we could see his growth progress. But when he turned one I wanted to have a professional take his picture, for something fun and different. I thought all week about what outfit he would wear. I debated, should I cut his hair or leave it long? His appointment was at 1:00. I didn't put him in his outfit until we were about to leave because I didn't want him to get it dirty. Which is weird for two reasons 1. it wasn't that great of an outfit 2. I'm not a person that gets crazy about details. Whatever happens happens. We arrived for our appointment (which was at Jcpenney's), we went in to take his pictures and he freaked out!! It normally takes him awhile to warm up in new situations, but usually not when we are standing right next to him. The poor photographer tried everything - being goofy with a teddy bear, letting him push the button on the camera, peek-a-boo, etc. He could have cared less. If he wasn't in my arms he was throwing a fit, with tears and drool all over his shirt. Needless to say, we left after 20 minutes and the only picture that she was able to take was him sucking his thumb and pulling on his ear. That didn't go as planned... So... we decided to try Walmart. But first we took him home, put him to bed and he slept for 3 hours... oops, guess he was overly tired. At 6:30 we took him to PictureMe portrait studios in Walmart and were able to get his pictures done with no problems. Now I can't wait to receive them.

3 months old

6 months old

9 months old


Anonymous said...

Garrison is so cute! Love the bubbles on the chin. What a big boy already. kind of hard to read, the colors hurt my eyes.

Kara Scharrer said...

I love the idea of taking his picture the same way like you did at 3,6, and 9 months. I want to try something like that with Skogen!

Glad that you guys were able to get some pictures at Walmart. I really want to take Maid's and Skog to get their pictures done together... is Walmart somewhere where you'd recommend?

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