My son's holiday picture and the story of what a horrible experience it was for me.
Journaling: My sweet boy... as cute as you are in this picture, it was a traumatic experience for Mommy. You did not like having your picture
taken at the portrait studio... We went to the mall to get your pictures taken. The 1st time, you screamed and cried. We had to leave the studio and come back an hour later for a re-shoot. Then, we had some good pictures on the 2nd attempt - except the studio called later that night to say the flash didn’t work properly. So, we had to go back for a 3rd time. This time, Daddy came with, but you were still not cooperating for the camera. We got several shots, but only this one turned out good. Overall,
the whole thing was a difficult experience for Mommy. Getting a 16 month old ready for pictures, hoping he won’t mess up his clothes, and praying he’ll be cute for the camera is a very difficult task. Next year - we’re staying home!