Anyway, it took him forever to arrive, so while we were waiting the kids occupied themselves. They tossed balls or played cards (that's my kiddo in the middle, dealing the cards, above). Some of them went to the playground to climb, chase each other, play ball and swing on the swingset --all of which was frankly adorable. And, then the photographer arrived and, man. He was snippy! The kids had voted to wear their team t-shirts with jeans rather than their swimsuits, just to avoid standing out in the yearbook as the only sports team members dressed in skimpy clothing. The photographer was peeved. He wanted them in the water. Because he was such a pain, the kids started quietly pulling me aside to ask me to take buddy photos.
Such fun. The coach also asked me to snap a photo of him with the team captains, but I had a slight problem in that the boys' captain wanted to look down. He has these gorgeous baby blue eyes and I could not get him to look up! But, since I know him, I figured he'd laugh if someone slugged him and encouraged the girls' captain to give him a gentle punch. Instead, she reached over and twisted his nipple. Yeeeow!
That was a moment, people. And, of course, I was right. When he looked up, his eyes were wide open and he was laughing. How lucky am I, getting to hang out with this bunch?
They all look like they are having fun. :-) That was nice of you to agree to take photographs, Nancy.ReplyDelete
What a great bunch of kids! Gives you hope for the future.ReplyDelete
They were having a good time. Teenagers are such lively critters. I've always got the camera with me anyway, so it was nice to be asked to take the buddy photos. :)
Fun stuff! And great photos as always. :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Andiloo!ReplyDelete
Awww :) What a great bunch Nancy! You can tell that they're all great kids just by looking at the pics. And you can also tell that there's a talented photographer behind that camera that's NOT snippy by all of those smiles ;)ReplyDelete
They are truly a super bunch of kids. Thanks. I'm not so great at posed photos, but I did my best. I felt really honored that they were comfortable asking me to take photos because the pro was being such a poo! LOL
I love that last picture--looks like they're genuinely having loads of fun. Ahhhh to be young and in high school (couldn't pay me enough to go back!). :)ReplyDelete
That's the unofficial goofy photo. When the pro was off making adjustments, I walked up to them and told them to act goofy. I had to move fast and get out of the way, but I love the result. I'd go back to my 20's, but yeah . . . I could do without a repeat of high school, too, although it was fun at the time (a lot of work, as I recall).
Great pictures! And how wonderful for your son to look back and see how cool his mom is. Or maybe he already knows it. They all look like a great bunch of kids!ReplyDelete
Those are some great pictures!ReplyDelete
Well, Kiddo likes my photography and thinks I ought to go into business but I'm pretty sure I can safely say he does not consider me "cool". They are a great bunch. It's only 60 degrees outside, so I guess that was our last chance at photography. The outdoor pool closes when the water hits 70 degrees. Darn.
Hey stranger! How are you? I haven't heard from you in quite a while! And, thank you. :)
They look like they're having fun! Twisted his nipple? Yikes.ReplyDelete
Nice compliment that the professional photographer felt threatened by you!
Teenagers are great that way. They don't just twiddle their fingers; they find ways to have fun. Yeah, twisted his nipple! NOT what I suggested (but it did work)!
I like to look at it that way, too -- he must have felt threatened because he knows I'm decent, which is a compliment if a bit twisted. He was always friendly before he saw my photos.