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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Mug Shots, Better Known As School Pictures

harry, spencer and alex
Any parent who has a child with autism knows how difficult it is to get a good
photograph of them. You can get lucky with a candid shot, but professional portraits are the worst! We've had some hilarious school pictures in the past.
They have shut their eyes, put their hands over their ears, looked like they were
in pain...you name it. :) This year, although only one is smiling, they don't look
too terribly bad! At least they are all looking at the camera!
This is as good as it's going to get!

70 comments:

  1. Handsome young men all three...I think it's a very good picture! :D

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  2. I love there school photo. Three handsome young men. My youngest daughter always smiles with her mouth closed in school photos. the same look for several years now. Hope you have a great week.

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  3. Harriet ~ at least she smiles! lol... Thanks for visiting!

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  4. I think they are awesome dear Betsy. Love this picture. When I was a child, I hate the school pictures I dont know why, so I think is a nice picture! xxxgloria

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  5. Thanks, Gloria! It's really good for these guys!

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  6. Cute boys! I used to hate school pictures--I always looked ill in them. :(

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  7. I think all three came out just great. :)

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  8. hahaha Alex looks to be the least impressed out of all
    Like he wants to get out of picture hall
    Get this stupid thing over with already
    Nice they all remained steady
    Still would have laughed though
    If funny faces did show..haha

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  9. Great pictures! I can't believe how much alike they look!! Very handsome!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  10. What great pictures! I'm smiling. :)

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  11. Pat ~
    I'm sure they had to take Alex's headset off
    and that made him want to scoff.
    We have laughed a time or two
    they can be quite funny with what they do.
    I wonder what the photographer thinks
    when they try to lay of the floor and hope it sinks.
    haha.

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  12. Success!!! I really think they look great!

    I wondered the same thing, what the school photographer thought when he was taking my son's picture!

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  13. They look very handsome, strong and wholesome.
    The picture came out wonderful.:)

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  14. very handsome young men,, they look like their mama,

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  15. hey these are good shots of the boys. way to go!

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  16. The boys look so handsome in their pictures. Do you hang them up in the house?

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  17. Christ ~ not long ago we had a family portrait taken for our church directory. It was a nightmare. lol. I'm sure that photographer slept well that night. She just didn't understand that she needed to be quick..and extra takes and instructions about tilting heads were not going over well. lol....I was afraid Alex was going to tackle her. ha.

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  18. School pictures are notorious for being bad. I like these!

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  19. I think these are fantastic! They are so handsome!

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  20. I think they all turned out great! Hooray!!!
    :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  21. So handsome! I do believe those are keepers!

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  22. These photos of the boys are great. Getting a good school picture is dicey anyway!

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  23. I think they did very well and look very handsome!

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  24. Three good photos - lucky you.
    I bet you can see their personalites peeking through in each picture.

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  25. Autism or not, I think all three photos are great... definitely better than the ones my own boys brought home last month!

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  26. I'm with Julie. Very handsome young men!! blessings ~ Tanna

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  27. Blondie ~ Harry isn't identical to the other two, but he looks so much like them, doesn't he? He didn't as a newborn, though.

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  28. So true Betsy about getting kids with autism to pose for a good photo opp! You should see my grandson's picture this year -kindergarten -and after his TSS worked with him all morning on sitting up straight, smiling nicely, no goofy looks, etc. Still and all, it's a great picture though because it's "HIM" -all him! But these pics of your boys -I think all three of 'em took darned good pics this year! Very nice, handsome!

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  29. how adorable! They look so much alike don't they?! You know I have some pretty hilarious school pictures of my daughters too...I think school pics are just funny regardless! LOL

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  30. Thanks, Jeni. :) Gosh, it's been a long time since I've seen you in blogland! How are you?

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  31. I think those are wonderful school photos! It's hard for anyone to get good shots at school. :)

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  32. Mug Shots...no
    Great Shots...yes!

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  33. Very nice pictures, Betsy. My son has Asperger's and even getting him to have a photo can be a challenge. Last year, the photographer wanted a pose with a tiny backpack...no way, no how. the result, no individual photo and the class photo has him with the greatest scowl ever. This year, no smile, but very neutral facial expression.

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  34. This was our first year with school pictures. I wasn't expecting anything considering but they didn't turn out bad. One is smiling, the other one has his thoughtful face on and they are both looking at the camera, so there is that! I imagine over the years our Lifetouch collection will be something that brings a few laughs. What can you do in 30 seconds?

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  35. Nice photos...
    the photographer "caught" some good shots of the boys. 8~)
    Take care,
    Mommy 2

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  36. I think these pictures are great! Handsome boys!

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  37. Hi Betsy .. isn't that great - to have three that are just about perfect .. I can imagine the antics .. so pleased they have good pics to show Mum! Great to see them all .. and I expect they enjoy looking at their pictures ..? Cheers Hilary

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  38. I think that almost everybody's school pictures are just hilarious for everyone. But they do serve a great purpose in showing the growth of each child. And growth has been happening this year which shows in their pictures. Very handsome indeed and I think they can be very proud of themselves.

    Thanks for sharing.

    God bless.

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  39. Those are great pics! They did so well! Very handsome fellas!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  40. Awwww such handsome boys!! Take care
    x

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  41. Hilary ~ just about perfect? haha...now that cracked me up! :)

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  42. Slacker Mom ~ I say if they are looking at the camera, you should be pleased. :)

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  43. Amber ~ oh I can relate to that! Aww...he sounds so cute! :)

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  44. Fabulous pictures! Handsome young men too! :)

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  45. We buy school pictures mainly for the grandparents......I hold my breath every year wondering what I'm gonna find when I open up the packages......What are the chances that all four kids are going to have their eyes open, a somewhat "normal" smile, etc? I was especially concerned what a few were going to look like when I found out their pictures were taken AFTER lunch and recess!!!! Yikes! Did they spill ketchup on their shirt? Is their hair turned upside down and wild? :) We lucked out, too! Whew!!!!

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  46. Oh how precious Betsy! You must be SOOO pleased! They are very good looking guys. You can see the sweetness in these pictures. Hurrah for you Mom!

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  47. A very handsome trio. If I lived closer, I would love to take pictures for you...last week I had a young man that layed on the ground every time I took the camera out of the bag! (-:

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  48. Anita ~ oh, I laughed out loud at that. Now that you've been conditioned, we should drive up for a photo shoot. lol....

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  49. Whilst school photographs do tend to be of slightly dubious quality (the picture of your boys is an exception to this rule) I do worry that they will be the only photographs to survive from this current generation as they are about the only ones still physically printed and kept.

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  50. They look great...look so grown up! School pictures are always notorious for catching the closed eyes or flyaway hair : )
    This reminds me of your GP's career of taking school photos. When we went to a recent class reunion, we saw a lot of his school photos.

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  51. Gorgeous x 3! And look at all that eye contact :) Something to treasure x

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  52. paintdrops...yep! You get it, I know! :)

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  53. Such handsome, sweet young men! I think they look wonderful. For some reason I always forgot school picture day and dressed my worst!

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  54. These are wonderful!! They are really good. My son's school class pic was hilarious where most the kids had expressions like you mentioned.

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  55. Before I read your post, I gazed at the photos. I like them very much. They all look quietly happy. I then thought how it could be three views of the same child. It's a sweet and revealing set of photos.

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  56. thanks, Cali ~ that was sweet! :)

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  57. Betsy, these photos are excellent. I can sure see your eyes in Harry! Wow, they are so handsome. Good Job, boys!

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  58. Thanks, Kim ~ they look like The Mister, but did get my dark hair and eyes! :) Harry sends you kisses!

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  59. They are lovely young men and you are a beautiful Mum !

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  60. Betsy, these are truly lovely pictures of your handsome young men. I rarely get a good flash portrait - my blink reflex is really fast so I usually look as if I'm drunk, with half-closed eyes! My daughter, on the other hand, is as photogenic as anything.

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  61. Oh Betsy ~ They did good. They all look so cute..

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  62. The boys look as though they took the whole school photo exercise in their stride, bravo to them. We've had some shockers over the years with all our mob, but no matter how dodgy, they are still very tangible memories to tuck away forever.
    Millie xx

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  64. I think they are very good!! I was quite surprised that Davin's came out good this year, too:-) We have similar problems getting good school pictures of him. LOL

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  65. Awwwwww, Betsy. Wonderful photos of three of your five handsome men. Gosh, they look so grown up all of a sudden!

    xx

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  66. I lurve them all! Great memories!

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  67. I think the pics turned out great! Your boys look handsome and happy. I always hated picture day. My mother liked to do weird things with my hair- like teasing it into a bee hive....totally yuck!!

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  68. Great photos of all three, I especially like the look on the face of the triplet on the right. Sorry, I don't know which one is which!

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