I attempt to take each daughter to get their picture taken at yearly milestones (3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 1 year, 18 months, 2 years, 3 years, etc). Even though I photograph the girls often, I still like to take them to a studio, pay $8 and get a package of pictures that I can send out to family members.
Seems easy enough.
Picture day nightmares.
Mariah and Ambria were pretty easy. Ashlyn, not so much.
Even when Ashlyn was a few months old, she hated the studio. I'm not sure if it was the strange photographer, the small room, lights, or what, but it was never a pretty scene. On most occasions, the photographer was able to get less than FIVE shots of Ashlyn.
Yesterday was no different. Ashlyn will be turning TWO this month (oh my!!) so I had a spur of the moment idea to get her pictures taken when we were at the mall. I packed an extra outfit, a comb for her hair, a sucker for bribing.
Ashlyn was skeptical the moment we walked into the studio. She wouldn't stand or sit on the X and then she started to run away, cry, and resist.
I was stressed. Ashlyn wasn't happy. The photographer got TWO shots, one of Ashlyn starting to run away, and the other of Ashlyn looking scared. Nice.
Well, that didn't work.