Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Adventures in photography

Thanks for all the suggestions and help with my last post.  I am trying to get 3 year portraits done for our house and to print for family.  We took Austin to Sears Portrait Studio when he was 3, 6, and 9 months, then at a year and at two years.  At 1.5 I did some portraits myself, but they were nothing special and I never had them printed out for family even.  Each trip to Sears we do ala carte, but easily spend $60-$70 per session, so it adds up.  The blue shirt one is the one I would print out to go on the wall with all the nieces and nephews school pictures at the Grandparents, so I’m looking for something comparable.  I thought about putting him in a shirt and tie, but I figured that would just complicate the situation.
I did take a whole series of photos, 80 that day.  I also did a bunch at the Zion National Park, like over 200, but it’s much harder than I anticipated.  I also love outdoor shots, but it’s January, and while it’s probably warmer here than a lot of the country, it is still jacket and hat weather most days and I hate to freeze Austin for the sake of a good photo.
Here are some ou-ttakes for your Tuesday viewing enjoyment:

Put the cars down and look at me!

Is it too much to ask for a smile?

Come out from under the stool!

Ok, now look at Mommy!

Look at me!

Leave the hat alone!

Well ok, but now the hat is all cocked back and it's a fake, squinty eyed smile.

Let's try a full pose, now smile!

Ok, open your eyes while you smile.

This one reminds me of John Wayne "I haven't lost my temper in 40 years; but, Pilgrim, you caused a lot of trouble this morning; might have got somebody killed; and somebody oughta belt you in the mouth. But I won't. I won't."
- John Wayne - To Leo Gordon in McLintock!

Finally a cute one, except for the horrible under bite, which no he DOES NOT have an under bite.

Well, maybe with a little editting!


  1. I definitely like the last one!! You can take 200 shots and maybe 3 or 4 of them will work. They are subjects in motion. Some of the silly ones are cute though. They show his personality.

  2. So darling! LOVE the cowboy hat :)

  3. I also like some of the silly ones! :) He is such a cutie...I love his smile!


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