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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

I've been slacking

We've been back from Albuquerque for almost 2 wks and I haven't yet posted her portraits from Kiddie Kandids!

But first just a couple pics from the zoo:

She's peeking at me through the binoculars



I love her expression in this one. It's like she's saying "I see an animal! Let's go!"


So I was hoping for better cooperation from her this year during the photo shoot - didn't happen! She was more than happy to be up on the platform playing with the different props etc...but the second you tried to move her into a position for the photographer to get the picture she started pulling away and saying "no!" She wanted to sit everywhere BUT that one little spot in the middle where she needed to be!

You should have heard us (me, Joe and MIL) trying to get her to look towards the camera and smile. Usually when you say Kayla smile, or say cheese, she'll stop what she's doing and give you that big cheesy grin. Not this time! We were all yelling, "Kayla cheese! Kayla look over here! Kayla look at daddy! Kayla what is daddy doing? He's so silly! Kayla smile! Yay Kayla (clapping ensued) This was so exhausting just to get her pictures taken!

This is what we ended up with:








At the end of the session the photographer brought out this box of dress-up items (hats, scarves, beads etc) which Kayla loved putting them on. She still wouldn't smile though - the little stinker!


34 comments:

LauraJ said...

gorgeous!
beautiful!
darling!
I love them all!!!
She's so sweet!!
Don't worry about the slacking, we can be slackers together!

Anonymous said...

I love the pics but especially the ones with the hat! She is so cute and she doesn't have to smile, why do we always have people smile? Can't they just be natural??!! This is from her G-Aunt Debbie that doesn't like to smile when her picture is taken!

Michelle said...

Thanks Laura!

Aunt Debbie - maybe she'll take after you when it comes to professional pictures and not smile! :) Do you know she STILL says "unca Eric!" at least once a day?!

amy flege said...

Even without the smiles you wanted they turned out so cute!!!! I LOVE the ones with the hat..they are adorable!

Stephanie said...

They are all beautiful!! Even without the smiles, her personality is still shining through!! THey are lovely!

Much More Than A Mom said...

Yay! Pictures! Pictures of Kayla make my day!

Even the non-smiling ones are awesome!

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

Adorable and precious...I loved them all...she is so photogenic.

Thanks for the birthday wishes.

HUGS!

Barb said...

Looks like this photo session was a big success to me. Adorable photos. I love the one with the hat. What a little cutie pie she is.

Christina said...

She is adorable! I guess we are exhausting our kids with photo-ops, but it is hard not to when they are so cute ;-)

I have no clue what MSN did to the spaces so that you can not post your name etc. I am so ready to change blog, but I do not want to loose everything that I already written... Wish I knew good ol' Billy-boy (Gates) soi I could call him and complain...

Christina

PEA said...

She just keeps getting more adorable every time I see a picture of her:-) Oh gosh, these are so lovely and I especially love the B&W one and the last one with the hat...gorgeous!!!

Karen said...

So beautiful! Her personality really comes through, and THOSE EYES!!!

Nisa said...

She looks so cute! I love the one with the hat half way on. Adorable. All the pictures came out cute, but I know what you mean about trying to get them to cooperate. I don't take mine to professional places anymore.They always end up crying over something... Anyway, Kayla looks gorgeous.

Tara Marie said...

What adorable pictures....I love the dress-up ones.

Overwhelmed! said...

Oh, these pictures are fantastic! I love the very last one the best. :) Thansk for sharing.

Deb said...

They're all so precious! I have to agree with everyone else and say I love the ones with the hat the best.

Anonymous said...

it's kayla! so cute!

jotcr2 said...

Kayla is lovely. Sheena has beautiful big blue eyes too. I have never seen any like them - they sparkle.

RNP said...

I love them, she is just so beautiful-even without a smile.

Catch said...

Michelle these pictures are so cute!!! And the hat...I love the very last one.....she is so ornery looking...lol. They are all great pictures! She is so adorable!!!

Faith said...

How adorable!! She is so cute, there could never be a bad picture of her!!!

The Imperfect Christian said...

She is just so beautiful!

Michelle said...

I'm glad everyone liked the pictures! :) We liked the hat pictures too...and the very last one where it is pulled mostly over her face is the one we chose for our free 8x10. Just couldn't resist that one!

Princess Morgan said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I look forward to those picture days!

chelle said...

Awww she looks adorable!!

I totally understand the frustration, it happens to us with Becca too!

Tracey said...

Oh yes, the last is the best! So sweet and natural.

Melany aka Supermom said...

I love that black and white one. She is SO darn gorgeous!

Kris said...

But dahling... she's so gorgeous. She's practicing a pout in that last shot. Showing off her 'serious' side. LOL. It's my fave.

What a sweetie. I'm a slacker too.

Jessica said...

Only two words to describe the pictures... how beautiful!

Miranda said...

What beautiful pictures! I like the ones with the hat. It looks like she had fun at the zoo!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Awww. She's darling! You got some really really good pictures of her!

mum2brady said...

Ohhh - those are just tooo cute Michelle! I love the hat ones - darling!!!!

Grandma/Mil said...

I have to admit after the photo shoot was over I was very tempted to go find a stiff drink somewhere !!LOL!! I'm kidding of course but it certainly was a challenging time :-)

O Mama Mia said...

Oh! I just wanna eat her up! I especially luv the last one with the hat & beads. Isn't dress up just grand?? THanks for sharing these, but now I feel like a TOTAL slacker b/c we had pictures done in JUNE and I still haven't posted them. OOPS!!

Kari said...

The pictures are gorgeous!! I love the last one the best! I have never taken Tristan he always cries hahahahaha can't say I blame him. I agree with G Aunt Debbie. Why must we always smile for these pictures I prefer natural ones that capture the childs personality.