I took Oldest Son out one evening last week for his turn. After a couple of pictures at one place, we walked to a different location for some more pics, but he forgot he was wearing sandals that didn't have much traction, and he slipped and hurt his knee when he hit it on a picnic table when trying to jump over it. (No, that was not something I asked him to do for an action shot!) No more pictures of him that night, so we walked back home, and I thought we could quickly get the Oldest's pics done.
She and I did shoot a bunch of pics, and went home happy, but when I loaded the photos onto my computer and compared them to the ones I'd taken of the younger three kids, I was not happy with the lighting in her photos. They looked washed out and faded. I think we'd just stayed outside too late, and there wasn't enough light. I tried to fix them with my photo editor, but I couldn't get them to look right. So the next night she, Oldest Son, and I all went out together to try and get some good shots.
I did the Oldest first this time, and I'm really happy with how her portraits turned out.
I can't believe how grown up she looks in this picture!
And then it was Oldest Son's turn. Let's just say it would probably be easier pulling teeth than it is to try and take his portraits when having his picture taken isn't his idea! I'm not sure if it was more torturous for him or for me! It was hard, but thankfully I did manage to get a few of him cracking a smile.
The way Oldest Son would prefer I take his picture
Okay, time to weigh in. What do you think? Your favs?