Monday, November 3, 2008

Really, Lifetouch? ...really?

I just got Kortland's school picture packet today, and I have to say...
*WOW*
"Lifetouch," ya'll have really outdone yourselves this time! When I take pictures of my son, I tend to end up with work like this:

and this:

When I actually get serious about really gettin' my "photo shoot" on,
I end up with something more like this:
Or this:

But I have never in all my life been able to photograph my son the way that "Lifetouch" has. I now see why the company's name is lifetouch - because my life has indeed been touched by their beautiful work. So fitting. It feels like the photographer literally reached in and captured a piece of Kortland's soul, his very essence. I've truly never seen beauty captured the way this untrained, indifferent Lifetouch "professional" has managed to capture it. It was worth every penny.
Now,without further ado, I give you: (drumroll please)
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Terrified Constipation Boy!

What, was the photographer a flesh eating zombie or something? He looks terrified!
"Hey! Give me a big smile there kiddo!
Say: cheese!
Great, now say: Please don't lock me in your basement and eat me for dinner!"
CLICK!
Peeerfect!
That's the money shot right there.
Re-takes? Yes please.
Though, I have no idea how they're going to improve on that incredible piece of work!

11 comments:

bird on the lawn said...

a ha ah ahaha hah ahha hahah aha! ah haha hahaha ah!
i am laughing so hard!

Nikki said...

haha aww he still looks completely adorable tho!

Kristen said...

lo, have i told you lately that i love you? (and your blog)

Lee Ann said...

I am still laughing...with 4 kids and 12 years of "Lifetouch" photos...I know what you mean. Totally professional pictures. Thanks for the laugh. Send one to me.

Jen Nelson said...

Seriously I have been busting up over this ALL DAY!! School pictures are a nightmare!! I am so saving this picture!!
You can't look at that without laughing!

Loves!

Natasha Ireland said...

Sooooo Sooooo ridiculous. They really did out do themselves. Honestly. Lifetouch OUT....Laura In.

Lindsay said...

This is awesome! I cannot stop laughing. Aparently the photographer was a little creepy, maybe he got a weird vibe or something:)

Heather said...

That is hilarious! And how much did you pay for these....? Yikes! My kids bypassed the good 'ole school pics this year- you do much better work, Laura! Thanks for sharing!!

Scott and Jillian said...

They may be called Lifetouch, but the question is what part of your life did they touch? The part that says 'what the heck', I guess.

Mrs. Mo said...

Holy smokes! That was the best laugh I have had in a long time!!! I hate that it was at Kortlands expense but I needed it!!

hsantora said...

NO re-takes, it couldn't get any better esp since you are such a gr8 photog so he lots of precious, cute, heartfelt shots. From a producer's POV - I am also loving the massive head room so we get even more of that gr*8 background. Move the tripod in if you forgot your zoom in your girlfriend's trunk. LOVE IT.