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February 07, 2004

Kids Pictures

We have several of those posed, photographer saw a big sale coming when we walked in, portraits of our children. But I prefer real life pictures to posed ones.

Like most mothers, I spend a significant amount of time snapping pictures of my kids. Before I got the digital camera, rolls of film would sit around for (sometimes) years before being developed. If they ever made it.

Often, I would take a roll to the 1 hour developing center, anxious to see "THE PICTURE". There would be 1, that I just knew would be blown up, framed, and hung on the wall.

I would anxiously return to the developing center, 59 minutes and 59 seconds after leaving the film. The envelope that held the pictures would quiver in my hands as I quickly flipped through the prints, searching for "The One".

Then, I would see it! And, more often than not, my excitment would collide with the reality that says, "You're a Doula, Not a photographer."

The shot wouldn't be centered. The child's eyes would be closed. The flash was to bright/dim. Something.

Today we went on a family outing, to Lexington, KY., to pick up an antique radio my husband won on EBAY. We were about an hour early. We're the ones who are always late so we didn't know what to do with ourselves.

We ended up at a McDonalds with a Playplace. I began snapping pictures of the littles. When I sat down to look through the shots, I couldn't believe my eyes. I think I may have actually gotten "THE ONE" of Khi!

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Now I have to learn how to get the Smart whatever out of the Fuji FinePix, without loosing the picture. And to see if , "The One" translates well onto paper.

I also got a cute candid shot of Kaity. We'll keep looking for "The One" for her.
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My man children would not allow me to take pictures of their most handsome faces. They were bored and reverted to the games of childhood. They did allow this.
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Hope you're having a wonderful week end.

Posted by Angi at February 7, 2004 10:17 PM


I'm the same way with pictures. I take a whole roll for just one Christmas picture. And I have boxes of old pictures that need to be organized.
Good pictures of your little ones!

Posted by: annie at February 8, 2004 10:20 AM