Tuesday, December 23, 2008

when a photoshoot turns sour

I just looked through some photos that never made it to blog because most of them were WAY overexposed and because they do not represent M's most flattering side.

see how oVeReXpOsEd??!!!


So I messed around in picnik postprocessing to salvage a few...here's the recount of the madness:

We arrived at the river on a beautiful fall day. M saw some kids and, because they were more than 10 ft away from him, he decided they were OK.

Laughter, great! We're going to get some awesome photos!


We headed up to the bridge; the happiness continued.


As we began to walk through the bosque, the revolt began...


...and the walls came tumbling down...


...no matter what cool thing I showed him...


...or what area in which we walked...


...MAD.MAD.MAD...


...so I had to resort to photographing a plant:


Now here is where it gets good. I asked M on the way back to the car if he would like to sit on the bridge and eat his snack. Affirmative. I got him settled, and pulled out the ziploc of treats...a trio of animal crackers, puffs, and alphabet crackers. As I offered each one to M, he would shake his head "no." I explained that these were the only snacks we had and, again, offered each one to him. With more zeal (read: throwing a huge fit that caused nearby walkers to raise their eyebrows), he not-so-politely refused the snacks again. In all of my motherly maturity, I took the ziploc...stuck it through the bars of the bridge...and dumped the entire contents into the flowing waters below. "I guess the fish will eat your snack then" I replied. ACK!!!!!! Did I just do that? I quickly glanced over my shoulder to see who was watching then slunk back to my car...screaming kid in tow.

I did manage to snag this cute one because I am sooooo sneaky:



POLL FINALE: 60% said they would have plastic surgery but only if medically necessary. 40% said, "just do it!"

4 comments:

Jenna said...

First of all.....your photos look depressingly like mine. I've decided I LOVE automatic photos! I actually found your "bad" photos encouraging. It's nice to know I'm not the only one who's pictures come out looking like the angel Gabriel showed up unexpectedly!

Secondly, do you want to borrow Chloe for a photo shoot? She's all about the camera and I don't know what I'm doing with mine. Maybe we should have a "kid exchange"! :)

Mark, Rebecca and Sophia said...

Oh man. Too funny. Loved these. M is so darn cute, happy or melting down!

Colleen said...

LOL oh welcome to motherhood...kids are fun! LOL The pictures are all adorable!!!!

Jon and Em said...

Have I told you yet that 3 is worse than 2?! A 3 year-old is a 2 year-old with an attitude!
Sorry:( I got really good at videotaping tantrums. They will someday come in handy.