Friday, October 23, 2009

What to do with those "not so good pictures"

So, I'm putting a 7x7 scrapbook together of our kids. It's Christmas pictures a photographer friend of mine took of them in '06.
My title page of the album reads:
"Christmas Pictures 2006
Aaron and Bethany
This album is a prime example of how very hard it is to get great pics of small children. Aaron was crying one minute and giggling the next. Bethany wanted to make funny faces for every shot. I look back on these and laugh but at the time I wanted to cry. I had planned on sending Christmas cards with a picture inside. Oh well, I got some very silly shots of both of the kids. I had to scrap these pics...for the memories."

As you know from reading my prfile our son has Autism. You never know what kind of day he will have when he gets up in the mornings. We work with him as best we can but sometimes it's just not a good day and we have to deal with it. The day we had these pics made was one of those days but we had the appointment and really wanted some Christmas pics of them.

So, this is the best picture she got. Aaron's eyes are red and teary and Bethany is holding her dress up and not smiling. What can you do? It was just a bad day for both of them. We shouldn't have tried it. I've learned from my mistakes. Now that they're older it is easier to get "big smile" pictures. I couldn't, not, save this set of pictures. I'll have a small album of just these pictures to look back on and laugh.

Ribbons and buttons are my two most favorite embellishments. I think the buttons bordering the pic look nice. I added a few rhinestones in and around the buttons also to give it a classy look.
Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time...
Blessings...

8 comments:

AnnMarie said...

Oh Melina! This is a precious picture and provides a wonderful memory! Kids are kids...plain and simple! Some times they cooperate and sometimes they just don't! I love the way your page came out! The buttons are perfect on the page!

Melanie said...

I love it and love the story that goes with it. I'm feeling you 100%!!!!

Paige said...

Great page here. Very elegant and classy!

Colleen said...

I totally understand! Love the layout and the classy colors!

Tracey said...

It's these memories that will last forever and great stories to tell when the kids are older, lol!

Jennifer said...

Such a wonderful page! Love the layout!

Terria said...

Oh I really like you did an amazon job!

April said...

I love this layout...and the buttons are such a great accent. And as much as it may have "seemed" like a terrible picture...it's also your memories...good or bad...and they are still totally adorable!!! :)