Oh, the 6 month pictures...what a trip. I scheduled our appointment in the morning thinking that would be the best timing since his nap times change from day to day. So we all got up and ready to go to Portrait Innovations by 9am. Usually it is crying that most moms worry about, but for Ty it wasn't crying, it was waking up. It was like he was in a daze and jingle bells, peek-a-boo, and any other silly face or noise wasn't going to get him to smile. So after sitting down to look through the over 75 pictures they took and listening to the sales pitch, we decided to reschedule for that afternoon.
Dennis & I weren't real happy about how pushy they seemed to be at Portrait Innovations, so we decided to go to JCPenney instead. At 2:00, I made sure he had napped, was fed, changed, and ready for pictures. But again, he just wasn't into it. I realize that you're not always going to get a smile, but it was more like he was out of it. So, defeated once again, I decided to give up for the day.
Of course I was bummed, but as Dennis reminded me "they're just pictures". As any of you who read my blog knows, I take them all the time. What's the difference right? I don't really know, but it just seems like we have to have professional ones, at least at the milestone ages. I have quite a few friends who have taken great pictures for me in the past (Brandy & Meagan :) But I think it would be the same situation.
So today, I resigned to taking some at home myself. Actually it was kind of fun. Ty still wasn't into it very much, but at least a little more than yesterday. So here's what I've got: