Fun Fotos

Today was the day that we had Micah's 5 year old pictures taken. At home he's not a willing subject of photography. I did realize recently that if I turn off the flash he'll not only stand there, but pose. This makes for nicely posed but dark photos of my baby.

So we turned to the professionals and let them deal with him. Plus we have a portrait plan that needs used. The boy wowed us with his photogenicism. (New word. Like?) He was in complete and total charge of the whole session. He wanted to stand for this one, sit for that, how about throwing the basketball for a little at imaginary hoops? Oh, you still want to take my picture? Okay, I'll smile nicely for this one but not so much for the next one. I'm done with this prop, let's try another. No, not that stool; this block is much better.

And all in all, out of 15 pictures we were shown, there were all of 3 that we didn't absolutely love. The kid can pose, what can we say? But our budget insisted that we narrow it down so we chose only 3 shots and came home knowing that we can view them online and order extras any time. I was going to share them with you, too. But for some odd reason I'm having a hard time accessing them via the 'net, so I had to photograph the photographs. And we all know how craptastic those can be. So here, in all their crappy glory, are the photos of our 5 year old from today.





And this evening? We actually got a horse out to use. I know, weird concept actually riding a horse and all. We've been doing nothing but feeding them and cleaning up after them for months but spring is coming and those horses are going to be ridden this year because we have them for a reason. I just have a hard time remembering what it is on occasion.

31 comments:

MommyJ said...

I don't think the pictures are crappy... I like the second one. Micah has great hair.

I'm also jealous of the horses. I used to ride all the time, but haven't in years.

On a totally different subject, you mentioned in your profile that you have a fabric addiction. I just want you to know you are not alone. The number of times I buy fabric to have someone ask what I plan to use it for... when really I only bought it because it was beautiful and I had to have it and maybe I'll use it one day, but maybe I'll just unfold my fat quarter and look at it... yeah. I'm addicted too.

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

Aww. I love it! He's such a cutey. And, way to go getting the horse out for showtime.

Got the shirt. I love it. Hubby did, too. Thanks a million!

Bluepaintred said...

I love his little bare feet, he's such a good looking boy!

Jennifer said...

I hate that about the photo places. I will go to walmart for the $5 portrait package and spend $150 or more. Each time. They just are all so cute usually.

Machias is super super cute, I love the pictures. And look, no dye on his hands - that I can see anyway ;)

~Jennifer

Queen Mommy said...

What GREAT pictures, he is one handsome little man!

Love the horse shots! Oldest is totally into horses. Must get her signed up again for lessons.

Spring is coming!!!

Nap Warden said...

What a handsome little guy...really great pics!

I would love to go riding, good for you:)

Kellan said...

Just beautiful pictures of Micah - he is adorable and takes wonderful pictures -- how CUTE!!! And, I love seeing the horses - love it!!! Can't wait to see more this summer of the horses!!!

Have a good Tuesday, Karen - see ya - Kellan

Sandy C. said...

What a lovely day :) I love Micah's pics! I think they turned out very well.

The Sports Mama said...

While I, too, love all the shots of your spectacularly handsome little one... I love the first one, where he's included his little best friend! Years from now, you can look at that and what you'll see in your memories are snapshots of all the time he spent playing with Woody. :)

Lori said...

those photos came out GREAT! I am glad he had a good session (and you don't even see any food coloring from the eggs still)

have fun with your horses!

Madame Queen said...

What GREAT photos! He's such a handsome little man.

I'm terrible. I haven't had professional photos taken of Punkin since she was 6 months old! And she's 2.5!

OHmommy said...

I love love love the 2nd one. What a happy fella!!!

Your horse pictures are amazing! Do you have a guest room?

Flea said...

He's gorgeous, Karen!

Colleen said...

Wow! Those turned out wonderful! And even your photo of a photo turned out pretty good! He certainly is a handsome guy and a ham for the camera (much better than a petulant three-year old acting worse than the colicky baby).

Irene said...

Wow, he is a doll-baby! Great pictures!

And I am jealous of the horses, I would love to go for a ride!

Tootsie Farklepants said...

What a handsome young man! And cowboy! What boy wouldn't love to play cowboy with a real live horse? That's too cool.

Tanya said...

Those pictures are cute. He should become a model and pose for catalogs.
:)

caramama said...

Those are fantastic pictures of Micah, and very lovely pics of the other kids on the horse. And what a beautiful horse!

Kari said...

Love the photos!! What a handsome guy you have. Now send Micah over here to have a talk with Tristan I have only been able to get one photo of this guy from an actual photographer ever!! He thinks we are at the hospital for a test or surgery and flips out!
Also I am sooooo jealous that you have horses!

Cecily R said...

I love his bare feet!! And who ever said it before me is right, he has enviable hair!! In the pictures he looks like he'd NEVER give any photographer any trouble at all!! Love that kid!

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Good grief is that kid ever gorgeous! He really, really is. I love the first photo because it includes Woody, I love the second because it captured his personality so well, and I love the third because it included a basketball (my first sporting love).

Your other kids are pretty darn cute, too, even if they didn't do quite as good of a job of posing/smiling. ;-)

Bia said...

Micah is very photogenic! Where's the pink eye? The signs of a cold? The red/blue dye on the hands?

He is so incredibly adorable.

God bless.

Karen MEG said...

Oh he's so cute... how lovable!
Beautiful horses too... and the kids riding them. You must be so proud.

Flea said...

I almost never use my flash anymore. There are ways around it, you know. And it involves playing with the camera, which is more fun than I thought it would be. :)

Pam said...

Those are great pictures!

just jamie said...

I keep seeing you around, so I decided to stop by. Darling little boy, and half a decade. Wow. Gotcha bookmarked.

Debbie Yost said...

He is a little poser! He is so cute. I am so jealous you have horses. I always wanted to have a farm for horses when I was a kid. Your kids are so lucky.

Aimee said...

I could just eat him up - he's so cute!

An I absolutely CANNOT let Francie see the pics of the horses. I'd never hear the end of it :)

Andrea said...

Great pictures!! I love the riding ones. We have a hard time actually getting out and ridimg!

Shellie said...

Gorgeous shots!

Michelle said...

I love those photos! They came out great! I've given up taking Kayla for photo shoots - she doesn't cooperate LOL