School Photo


So here is Charlie’s very first school photo (or daycare photo — whatever):

Did you have the same reaction I did? Because if you did, it went something like, “WHAT THE HELL KIND OF CRAPTASTIC PICTURE IS THIS?!” Do these people not know my daughter is among the world’s most photogenic? That she has a killer smile? What are they doing to her at this place?

Okay, okay, we’re talking pictures from the infant room, and I know from personal experience that it’s not an easy gig trying to get good photos of the under one crowd, but seriously, they couldn’t do better than that? They were professional photographers, no? Don’t they teach things like color contrast and attention to background detail in photography school? The photographers for this one were obviously absent for that lesson. They took the time to set up their fancy backdrop and then decided to put the infants in what appears to be a car seat with what looks like someone’s old beige cable knit sweater thrown over it? Geesh.

And to think I sprung for the deluxe package to make sure the grandparents and aunts and uncles would have a copy! That’ll teach me. You can see why I did not feel it necessary to wait until Christmas for the big reveal. At least I didn’t go for the SUPER deluxe package. Note to self: Next time, go for the cheapest package, and reorder if necessary!

So yes, I’m overreacting. My kid’s still cute even when looking like someone just stole her favorite toy. I’m venting, people. What else is a blog for? I’ve got plenty of great pictures of my Muffin. All I know is I paid money for copies of this, so I’m out about 25 bucks!


  1. Helene88 says:

    I'd sue… SERIOUSLY! This is exactly why they make you pay in advance (or at least that's what they did when my kids were that little and dinosaurs roamed the earth!)

    We know the Muffin was making a serious statement here. BACK OFF people, I only smile for my mom & dad!!!!!!!!

  2. Minimeltdown says:

    If you can believe this (I’m sure you can’t) but Haven’s picture looked like she had just been released from an electro-shock therapy treatment. It was so bad, in fact, that they did not show it to us at first. The photographer assumed we “would not want it.” Only when I asked why we didn’t receive a proof on proof day (all the OTHER MOTHERS got a proof) did I get a color copy of it, printed from an e-mail, where you could see the tear marks streaming down her pitiful little face. It was kinda like a mug shot. Needless to say, I bought none but I think it’s good for posterity that you did. When you have a cute kid who smiles all the time, you need a photo or two where they look less than perfect. And that is definitely less than perfect!

  3. Irene says:

    Ahhh…look at that cute little worried face – saying “where’s my mommy????”. Your mom

  4. trogdor says:

    I heart the outfit, but the background for the photo is completely HIDEOUS. It looks like those uber-flammable blankets you buy at the Mexican border (which are really warm, BTW, but so UGLY.)

  5. Susan says:

    She looks just beautiful to me!! As always!! xoxoxoxoox

  6. Susan says:

    She looks gorgeous to me, as usual!! xoxoxo