Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Yearbook Photos

So today is makeup Picture Day at Balboa, which has me thinking about yearbooks and photos and how such awesome and dreadful moments in our lives are immortalized in yearbooks.  I gotta say, I'm so glad that the yearbook is an old tradition that's stuck around in this electro-age we're living in.

It's so awkward to sit and pose for a camera.  Especially on a strangely short stool with a fake backdrop behind you.

All this thinking about picture-taking, coupled with my chronic procrastination, has made me google yearbook photos.  It's freakin' amazing what's out there, y'all.  Here are some of my favorites:






Sadly, I couldn't find the high school yearbook photo for Taylor Kitsch (aka Tim Riggins).  He must have his bases WELL covered.

And here are my high school senior pics:


Ha!  Funny, huh?

24 comments:

FourJedis said...

Oh wow, that's some variety! I got my senior pictures taken twice. I had one with no make-up whatsoever and then one with too much... I opted for the one with none, although the latter ended up costing a fortune. Love yours. So glad you shared!

this free bird said...

Claire stop!! Is that first one for real!!! I about passed out and hit the floor!!!

You're a little sweetheart in your pictures btw. I rocked the bushiest eyebrows this side of Brooke Shields. And those photos neeeeeeed to be destroyed. ugh

xoxo,
Carrie

Meghan said...

Aww, you are so so cute! I love it!

I am the yearbook adviser at my school, and girl, I have seen it all - well, minus the topless pregnant girl!

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

yearbook picture time was probably the most dreaded time for me! i'm so shy, and i HATED having to sit on the stool , cock my head in some ridiculously unnatural position and smile while the kids lined up to have their picture taken were laughing at everyone's face!

some of those picture look like they're from awkward family photos - a favorite of mine!

April said...

That first photo is fuh-reaking me out.

PinkLouLou said...

OH EMMMM GEEE WHAT the heck is that first picture. That's not even right y'all. Look at young little you!! I think I posted one one time too... annnnnd it was ridiculous. ha

Marz said...

AHAHAHA that first one had me cracking up too!! :) Like Danielle I also love those emails I get that have those awkward family photos in them too :) Almost as good as the people of walmart ones :) I loved seeing your senior pics!!! SO unfair that you have beautiful ones and what a great choice to wear classic and timeless black and not some outdated outfit that's embarrassing to look at now. I never even ordered my senior pics - they were THAT awful! I have never liked any of my school photos :( Have you seen "Ramona and Beezus"? The school photo part cracked me up :)

Everton Terrace said...

I've seen that sad, sad sad sad (sorry) first photo before, ick. Mine were taken in the 80's so there is some eyeliner and fluffy hair. Yours is adorable. You look so businesslike. The only thing that looks the same on Eminem is his chin, even the eyes look different. strange.

julianne. said...

oh yikes, the pregnant lady takes the cake.
thats sick.
you looked adorable though.

Micaela said...

LOL yup, preggo lady takes the cake. and yep, kind of gross- HA!

you are soooo cute in your HS pic! i gotta dig mine up somewhere...

i remember in elementary, they combed our hair and let us keep the brush lol i closed my eyes in one of them so i had to go to the makeup day. funny thing is, they asked for the messed up ones... wonder what they ever did with those? LOL

you + tim riggins... true love huh? i will have to give FNL a chance now, i'm convinced. xo

bananas. said...

there are so many celeb yearbook pictures out there! you should see some of them. in comparison, eminem's isn't that bad!

but i do love your pictures! you look so cute! i could never take a good photo. always awkward and fugly.

~KS said...

What in god's name is up with that first one. Hahahahaha... dying laughing over here.
You need to go to the website yearbook yourself (or something like that... google it). You can upload a pic of yourself and then it lets you make "yearbook photos." Actually, check out this post I did on it: http://ks-waiting.blogspot.com/2009/07/will-you-sign-my-yearbook.html
Hahaha... so much fun!!!

Janet Dillon Robinson said...

Ew to the first one, it's awful! lol

Lindsey said...

This post is hilarious!! That first pic trips me out, ha ha! Oh and to answer your questions . . . I got the blue dress from Dillard's! It's one of my favorite brands, Gianni Bini! And the store in Lubbock where my parents live is called 10/20!!

Micaela said...

so this post totally gave me my idea for this week's wanting to know you Wens! :)

love you x

Farah said...

Oh wow..well that first one is kinda interesting..lol!

and you are so adorable in your high school pics. really! xo

Diana Mieczan said...

OMG...is the first one for real?...It cant be, right?
hahahah
I remember my photos...You look beautiful on yours:)

Ps: I am hosting a sweet jewelry GIVEAWAY today :) Hope you will join in!!!

bklyn76 said...

um wth?!?! to the first one!

yours are so cute!

Dancing Branflake said...

You were such a cute senior! So pretty! The other photos are just weird. Especially the first one. Who does that?

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

You are SOOO adorable in your photos! Oh OH OH I wish I had mine here somewhere to scan and share with you!

orsoifeel said...

Oh goodness... that first one is just dreadful, I don't believe it!!!!
So pretty in your photos.

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

you are a cutie patootie! i need to find mine now!

xo

Faiza said...

love your pics the BEST! especially love that you didn't go the nude upper body route...LOL!

Holly said...

hahaha at the preggo teen!!!! so tacky