If you read my post on I Heart Faces yesterday, you saw the April Fool’s joke Angie and I had been working on for a while now. We cracked ourselves up coming up with the spoof on Trends in Senior Photography by having actual “senior” citizens in the photos!!

While visiting family in Oklahoma, I needed to take photos of my Grandma for our prank. I found a terrific location across the street from the senior citizen center where she had just played bunco with her friends. What luck!

Not only did Grandma get a kick out of having to pose like a teenager, she enjoyed my assistant who had my camera bag strapped across his chest.  Because I had put him in charge of such expensive equipment, he double checked to make sure everything was in place:-) So mature!

I had a blast taking photos of my Grandma and her friend Gertie. It was hard to keep Grandma from giggling.

I finally got her to give me that dreamy… “I’m off to college and a new life look” just like what you see in so many senior portraits. Awww! Isn’t she cute?! ha!

Because I knew my assistant was probably bored to tears, I asked him for my bag so I could change camera lenses. Giving him something to do would make him feel so grown up and helpful. Remember how he was double checking the bag to make sure everything was in place? Such a responsible little guy!

Then to my horror, I realized the whole time we were shooting, he was climbing on the building! Because an assistant must be prepared at all times, he still had my expensive equipment strapped to his back!

So much for being responsible and helpful. What a goofball!!

He’s just lucky he didn’t break anything. That is… in my camera bag!!

As the day went on, we changed locations. Putting a chair in the middle of a field is a really hot trend right now. Go Grandma!

Of course, Mr. Mature was right along with us.

Overall, we had a really fun day and made some great memories with Grandma. She and my mom never had boys, so this little one sure gives them something to talk about!! Have a great Easter weekend. Hopefully you can get some photos with your grandparents too.

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  1. Ha – you’ve got to be kidding. Well, I know you’re kidding, but you know what I mean. Senior photography at it’s finest. I wonder what SPA would do if you entered one of these images in competition?

  2. Oh my goodness! Those are the most adorable pictures of your grandma. So sweet. I only had one grandparent (until I was 10 anyway) and I rarely saw her. You are blessed.

  3. What fun you must have had! I loved it! My precious grandmother has been in heaven for 51 years and I miss her terribly. Would loved to have had more pictures taken with her. So take lots of those precious memory timeshots!
    .-= Lynn Mosher´s last blog ..Sweet Smell of Sacrifice =-.

  4. @TidyMom,

    You mean “Amy”. hee We get that ALL the time:-) That chair was so old… it was light as a feather and about to fall apart. Plus we were at my Aunt’s land and I just had to carry it outside to her backyard.

    I don’t get the chair in a field trend. So for me, I was making fun of it. You might try your chair in front of a really wild patterned fabric backdrop. Make it more stylish for a young girl. Like something you’d see in a high fashion window display.

    In the end, I really loved this shot of Grandma because it suited her. She grew up on the prairie. It’s like she was going back to her roots. I got some great ones of her with sun flare and a pond in the background for myself.

  5. l like how you titled the post in Twitter, “Why are little boys such weirdos?” I ask myself that question daily!

    Love the photos, Amy!
    .-= Cyn´s last blog ..Bowling Party =-.

  6. I actually made my husband stop and look at this yesterday on your other blog because I thought it was such a cute idea. I totally need more pics of my grandparents!
    .-= Lacie E´s last blog ..Easter Carrot Treats =-.

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