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Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Special Exposure Wednesday

5 Minutes for Special  Needs
I absolutely love how Kayla's school picture turned out this year; but I have to say thank goodness for retakes! Because this was not her original school picture. That one could have been in the running for worst school picture ever. It really was bad. Her head was tilted at an odd angel, she had a forced smile on her face, which can't even really be described as a smile. More like a grimace. Like straining her neck muscles. And it wasn't just me; Joe agreed it wasn't a great picture.

This one more than makes up for the first attempt. This one is Kayla relaxed and smiling naturally.

And I can't help but look at her gaping toothless grin and think, "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth!" (ok 4 front teeth in Kayla's case!)

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17 comments:

Johnna said...

I am laughing out loud at your description of the first picture! We have had more than one of those. But the re-take is beautiful!

LJ said...

I'm glad you followed your gut instinct and went with a retake. It's a very lovely school picture! :)
Last year I didn't like A's picture. Much to my better judgement and going along with everyone else that they liked it and it was fine I ordered the package. This year though he had a wonderful picture and I'll post it this week!

shopannies said...

oh sometimes pictures just dont turn out like we know they should retakes are our best friend here with a smile that big and beautiful how could you go wrong

Anonymous said...

Oh that is our Kayla!! Great picture of her!! and you gotta love the Upper Front toothless SMILE !!!!! and Yes, thank goodness for retakes!!! :) love Mom/grandma

Lindsey said...

This picture (or rather the little girl in this picture) is beautiful! Too funny about the first one- I sure have some doosies that I wish my parents had made me do a retake- for example I have the one where I look like I'm high (I was 8)..... not the desired look... haha!

Mom24 said...

That is a seriously great picture. :)

The Henrys said...

What a great picture, she looks so grown up! I love the gap toothed smile.

Katie said...

Beautiful picture! We have been very unlucky with picture days at school -- we take MUCH better pics of Ben at home, but we still buy the school pics every year. This last one he has a nice smile, but he is looking down and the edge of his toy is in the picture! lol oh well!

Lacey said...

Man how does that girl eat anything without all her front teeth! Its a gorgeous picture!

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

I love toothless pictures! Very sweet retake.

Kathleen said...

That is simply adorable! She looks very happy.

Alison said...

What a gorgeous picture - she is adorable.

starrlife said...

She's growing up! Gorgeous!

Grandma/Grandpa said...

What a great picture! She is growing up so fast :-(

Nancy M. said...

Oh, that is a great picture! She looks so sweet with her missing teeth!

Christina said...

Beautiful! She looks like an angel!

Anonymous said...

Hello! May I use a photo of your adorable little Kayla for a montage/video that I am making? you can email me at savingtheorphans@aim.com with your answer and your fvorite picture of Kayla =)