Saturday, November 19, 2011

This makes me sad

My son is a beautiful child with an amazing smile. BUT when I'm taking his picture, I NEVER make him freeze and smile because the result is something like this:

I wish the photographers would just let him look natural. I LOVE how expressive his face is and would much rather see him with some kind of natural expression on his face instead of this. I'm especially partial to this one:


  1. agree totally, I no longer have them take mug shots at school anymore, I'll do the real "portraits" myself, much more realistic when they are not made to clench their teeth and "smile"
    your guy is too cute :)

  2. Thanks, Joyce :) He makes me smile.

  3. Isn't that the truth! The school pictures really take a back seat to the pictures that we moms take that actually capture the spirit of our kids! I like your shot a whole lot better! Funny story....a child came to school wearing her banana costume for her school photo....true story...and the mom was insistent about it when the school contacted her. That is what her child really wanted! The heart wants what the heart wants!

  4. Oh, that's so sweet! My son wants to wear his vampire costume to school and I haven't let him yet...