Project Alicia : WW: It's that time of year again...

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

WW: It's that time of year again...

Yep, another boring mom post here. The traditional back to school pics... because today just so happens to be the first day of school here in Irmo, South Carolina's District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties. Emotions are running high.
Photobucket I was afraid with the 6:15 AM bus and anti-camera tweens combo I wouldn't be able to accomplish pics this year, so I did what any other mom would have done... I fudged it! Yes, I printed these signs and made my children grab their backpacks for a few staged pics a whole day early. Oh, the horror.
PhotobucketPhotobucket Photobucket The photographer in me had visions of something more like last year's back to school shoot with the period actor in a rustic schoolhouse setting with fun vintage props, but the mom in me was willing to settle with whatever my kids would do...
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Photobucket Backyard snaps it was. Nothing spectacular. Crappy midday light. A weathered fence as a backdrop. Wrinkled clothes. And less than enthusiastic subjects. Beggars can't be choosers. But I feel like I was victorious even with these subpar pics... Photobucket Another first day of school bites the dust. And I have it documented. [Insert happy sigh here.]

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56 comments:

  1. Happy back to school day! Love the guitar photos!

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  2. Beautiful! Hope that have a fun 6th & 8th grade year!

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  3. 6th and 8th grade...wow...time flyes. My son is in 7th grade now and my daughter in 3rd grade. I totally love the close ups of the guitar! I think it´s so cool that your son playes the guitar.

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  4. Gosh they're looking so grown up! Hope they have a great year :)

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  5. Love these photos. Sooo adorable. I don't blame you for doing it a day early!

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  6. Ha ha ha they look great! I can't wait for the day my kids start hating the camera. No, I take that back!

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  7. That is some serious first day of school stylin'

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  8. Nice photos - although I think you are in a time warp on that last slide (it is 2012 not Twenty Eleven.)

    Happy WW!
    ~EdT.

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  9. I'm sorry but there's nothing traditional or boring about these pictures. They are truly unique and utterly brilliant! Happy Back to School!

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  10. Love it Alicia, what a great keepsake!
    Best wishes for the new school year!

    Tammi
    My Organized Chaos

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  11. Your kids have NO IDEA how lucky they are to have YOU as their mom! Someday they will be so appreciative of these wonderful, unique, personalized records of their youth! What a lovely gift you are giving them!

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  12. Awesome back-to-school shots!

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  13. WoW! Back to school already eh? Great pics...as always!

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  14. Amazing photos as always! And I totally love that you "staged" it a day ahead of time. I need to do that with my son for starting school next week.

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  15. Great shots really love the guitar shots!

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  16. those are fantastic back to school photos!!

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  17. Great photos make great memories! Hope your kids have a fantastic school year!

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  18. Stunning shots as per usual! :)
    We still have 2 weeks left here, but i'm totally hyperventilating! I don't want them to go back yet! I'M not ready!!! (my girls are going into gr 3 and gr 7, EEK!)

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  19. What a great way to remember the first day of 6th and 8th grade!

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  20. These are wonderful shots! I am amazed you get your kids to do all these shoots.

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  21. Well you managed some gorgeous pics nonetheless! I hope they have a great school year! ;)

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  22. great pics! Totally makes sense to do it one day early!

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  23. Lovely back to school pictures. I'm sure that they will make great memorabilies for your kids.

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  24. They look like they're still in Cali! :> You did far better than I. We were crunched for time & squeaked in just a couple shots from my phone. I wasn't delighted, but also wasn't going to be late on the first day! (Which makes you a smart woman for doing it the day before!) :>

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  25. Cheating or not, these are still great! I might just cheat this year too. It is always so crazy in the mornings. Taking pics the day before isn't a bad idea!

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  26. Me too! Me too! Today was our first day of school, and I managed to get some fun pics. *sigh*

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  27. What a great idea! I should try this before school too :) Great shots!

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  28. Gorgeous images. What a wonderful way to remember the first day of school. Even if it was a day early. lol

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  29. Oh my gosh! Where is the time flying?? Stop the clocks!! Lovely photos Lish.

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  30. Great idea about the sign - going to do that with L :)

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  31. Fantastic photos, you are such a inspiration as a mom and photographer. I know your kids will have a great year.

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  32. Great back to school shots, even if they are reluctant ones. We gave up on back to school pictures years ago due to the complete lack of cooperation of DD. Her stance, "Mom it's the same uniform as last year, you don't need another picture of me in it." She started 8th grade this year. They sure grow up fast.

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  33. We still have a few weeks left to go before this happens here. School goes back on the 4th September.

    Mollyxxx

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  34. Your "mediocre" shots beat my best shots any day of the week. ;) Gorgeous way to document the first day!

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  35. Great shots! Time goes by so fast. We start in 2 weeks. :D

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  36. That is a GENIUS idea! I'm tucking that away for next year, especially after the hurry and flurry of this morning's first day - I didn't get the pictures I had envisioned getting. :)

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  37. Love these Alicia. My son is starting PreK in a few weeks, I'll have to see if I can convince him to do something like this too :)

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  38. Your choice of coloring in these photos takes me back to an earlier time -- and your daughter's wearing the same denim cutoffs I was wearing in middle school. Lovely photos!

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  39. Awesome pictures! I love the guitar pictures as well. Their faces are priceless! We're back in school today. I'm nowhere near the photographer you are (basically I suck!). It's one of the things I'd like to learn now that my kids will be back in school. Thanks for the linky!
    Michelle
    Heartfelt Balance Handmade Life

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  40. These photos are wonderful!! I especially am partial to the guitar pics :) Gosh back to school is so bittersweet, isn't it?

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  41. Very cool!!! Love the way you document their personalities & interests at the time & not just the event.

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  42. I can't believe that school is starting already.

    Danielle
    Royalegacy Reviews & More

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  43. Love how you put these together with notes about you they are at the start of school too!

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  44. Great pics. I love that you document about the kids at this age too.

    http://tc-twistedfairytale.blogspot.ca/2012/08/wordless-wednesday-daddy-kids-at.html

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  45. beautiful kids Lish.
    Who needs props when you have such gorgeous offspring?
    x

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  46. Love these, I can't wait to do something like this with my kids.

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  47. I'm going to fudge it too. Making the kids put on their uniforms and taking pics early!!! Love what you did with the photos. Your kids are gorgeous.

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  48. They may be staged shots but they are great! It may have been a bit since I checked in last but your work is still top notch!

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  49. I love these. They are so natural and laid back. I also like how you listed their interests and hobbies.

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