Tuesday, October 4, 2011

School Pictures - Just Write

This morning I saw my daughter's 8th grade school pictures. The familiar photo package was lying on the kitchen counter. She's wearing her pretty blue shirt (that three other girls were wearing that day, apparently.) Her hair is straightened. Her new braces are glinting and her glasses are astride her cute little nose. And she's smiling.

Good picture.

Then I notice one big strand of hair out of place, lying smack across her forehead. Why didn't the camera guy tell her to push the strand back? My husband tells me that he was taking 200 pictures an hour. Perfection was not the goal.

But this photo will be hanging on my in-laws wall for the entire next year.

Should we do retakes? My daughter has never done re-take pictures before. But that strand of hair is bugging me.

Then my husband reminds me of our junior high school photos. Ugh! He was a skinny guy with gigantic glasses. I had strange little pony tails sticking out of the side of my head. Good Grief!

It's all PERSPECTIVE! My daughter is smiling. Her eyes are open. And she is beautiful.

No retakes needed.


  1. Sometimes the imperfections add more character than the perfect ones!

  2. I love it when a perspective change changes it all.