I posted the girls' school pictures a while ago when I was deciding whether or not to do re-takes. We did end up doing re-takes for both of them and finally got the new pictures back last week.
So did they turn out better or worse? You decide!
Here's Abby's original photo:
And the new one:
I really do like the re-take better - it just looks more like Abby. The only complaint I maybe could have is the wet spot where she was apparently chewing on her shirt, but that's something I can live with, photo-wise. Don't ask me why a 6 1/2 year old feels the need to chew on her shirt though... We had a little talk about it after I presented her with the evidence (see photo above). Kind of hard to deny, so hopefully she'll learn, but whether it's to not chew on her shirt at all or just not to chew on it right before school pictures, I have no idea. :)
As for Hannah's photos - check these out. First the original:
And the re-take:
Now I may be crazy, but I don't remember putting a brown shirt on Hannah that day. So either I did, but just don't remember doing so (or why), or she had her re-take done on a different day than Abby (or what was specified by the school). I'm not sure that brown would be my top choice of shirt color for her, but it actually turned out ok. It's still a goofy smile, but that's just Hannah. I do like this photo better - her hair certainly looks a lot better anyway! Although I can't believe how dark it looks here - hardly blonde at all! Definitely a far cry from this:
So what do you think? Was I right to do the re-takes?