Then it was on to the individual pics. One of the reasons they have us parent volunteers there, other than the actual herding of the children - which is MAJOR work - is to touch the children. (Okay, any perverts who got dropped here from a search engine, quietly just leave, go on. Go. Now.). I guess there are certain policies against the school photographers doing much touching of the children. So why do they offer so many different poses?
The neck up shots aren't so bad, but it's those full-body poses. The recline. The cross-legged. The chin-in-the-hand-with-arms-crossed... And the hair issues. We must not forget the hair issues. Now I think I know why God gave me all boys. It avoids having the hair issues, other than my own of course.
It was a good solid four hours of herding and combing and face wiping and clothing straightening. Luckily, most of them were completed in the morning, so there were no cases of lunchfront. And since it was elementary school, I didn't catch anyone flipping the bird. Wouldn't rule it out though.
Random group photo from my high school archives. Find Abby, win a prize: