I am awesome. Yes, I realize these are pictures of Andrea and Michaela, but this is all about ME.
Since Michaela is a SENIOR this year she apparently require many things ...one of those things is senior portraits! If you have been in my house you will know that I do not have any "portraits" of any kind hanging on my walls. I think I was traumatized at the age of 16 with a "Glamour Shots" photoshoot and I never recovered. Plus I think Senior Portraits was made up by a group of bored photographers.... whatever. She needs a picture for the yearbook and it has to be "special".
PS. I'm not a uncaring mom. I happen to have pictures that Michaela and Sierra painted in Kindergarten ...framed and hanging on some of our few remaining walls. ...just because I have zero pictures of Andrea and only two of Scotty in the entire house means nothing.
Anyways, I was overwhelmed with back-to-school-everythings-times-four, so I scheduled a senior portrait photographer for the low price of $150!!! Then I smacked some sense into myself! $150 for a yearbook picture (that's it)?? Uh. No. So I cancelled, and I felt bad, but I have mouths to feed ...alot of them. :)
I decided with my fancy camera I would take my own pictures. So I called my real photographer friend from Germany and got some tips then I bribed Andrea with fruit snacks and I practiced....
She's not smiling, but she's not giving me the evil eye so it's a win ...and her eyes are the perfect mix of everyone in the entire family.
It was Michaela's turn and here is what I came up with! I love it. It looks just like her. It makes me smile. I was looking at a college website today and started to cry. I will miss her. Okay. Moving on. So. I'm not going to try and "Glamour Shot" her; she is Michaela and she is almost a grown up! AHHHH!!!!!! I guess technically the least of my problems are senior pictures. Now I just feel the need to take a nap and stare at my phone... Ok. Moving on.
Senior Pictures. I took them and I'm awesome, but I have no idea how to submit the photograph with the right digital pixels per inch whatever, BUT I do know I saved $150 so now I can pay for ten minutes of college!
...and yes, mom, I'll print you whatever size you want of it! :) xoxo