Saturday, April 25, 2009

cast your vote

The Oldest Carrotstick has decided to run for next year's Student Council. 'Cause it'll look good on her college application, don'tcha know?

Because she didn't find out until yesterday if she qualified, we put off making posters for her campaign until today. (Thankfully, they were limited to a total of 3 posters.)

And since I am totally in love with the Powers of Photoshop -- and against sloppy, crooked, hand-lettered Vote For Me posters that never quite turn out as well as you hope they will (I really try not to be a control freak. Really, I do. But sometimes it's really hard.) It meant that today we were outside taking pictures of her for her campaign.



In the rain.

And then the snow.

(It's April, right?)

I kept telling her "It's ok, rainstorms never last very long in Utah."

And on and on it rained.

And then snowed.

Finally, we got all our planned shots. Then we ran home, I photoshopped, and then ran to Costco to get them printed up before they closed at 7:00. Why in the world does Costco close at 7:00 on a Saturday night? Don't they know they are supposed to stay open until 12 for all the last minute won't-shop-on-Sunday-Mormons?

Anyway. Here are her posters.

(Can I just tell you, I love the balloon one!?)
This one is supposed to be a take off of the Arby's "I'm thinking Arby's campaign" -- you know, with the little cowboy hat over their head. I know, it's a bit of a stretch. Use your imagination.

This was the last shot of the day. Her hair is totally soaked. But she had an amazingly good attitude. So unlike the time I wanted to do a photoshoot of the kids for our Christmas cards. It's all about motivation, I tell you.

I really like the balloon one. Here it is without the words.
So great!


Amber said...

Way cool!

Head Nurse or Patient- you be the judge said...

Oh WOW! Can I run for SC and you can be my campaign manager- please?

I really like them all- Can you do all three? one of each?

Her Outpatient Cousin would highly approve of all- well- except that she is old enough for such things.

Kirsten said...

those are so cute and so creative! I would totally vote for her if I went to school there... and if I was 13 too! :) any of those posters will great! I love them all! How can you choose just one... print them all!

momtherunner said...

Sooo awesome!! You are so creative, fun pictures!! Love 'em!

The Hawkins said...

I love the balloon one as well but also, I love the grundge wet hair! You really can't go wront with her though.

Heather said... are incredible and amazing and wonderful and creative and fabulous and did I mention incredible? Oh yes, I did. You are an inspiration...even if you are a control freak! These are amazing posters! Great job. The O.C. is a lucky girl to have a mom like you. (my poor unfortunate kids!)

Kate said...

I think she just cinched the win! I love the pictures!

Troy and Sarah said...

I was totally driving by when the balloon pictures were being taken. I thought it looked like she was having an absolute blast in the pouring rain/snow whatever it was that day.

Amber said...

Those look absolutely amazing! I'd vote for O.C. in a second! Good luck!

Melanie said...

Those are so great! She has my vote!

Shem said...

My how the times have changed. Photoshopped campaign posters. Who knew?

Allyson said...

I wonder if I can absorb some of your creativity over the internet...

Kellye said...

I am probably too late to vote, but I like the balloon one too.

Farm Girl said...

Wow, campaign posters have come a long way since I was in middle school. I love the balloon picture. And I'm sure your red sunglasses are very cool.

bids2calvin said...

I would like to know where you took those pictures? I am looking for some cool places for pictures of my kids. Would you let Head Nurse know or just send me and email through my blog? Thanks. I like your sunglasses. They are fun and we mothers need a little fun.

Head Nurse or Patient- you be the judge said...

Lunch Lady- I thought you might like a laugh-

Grandma Bunnie asked me today if all the kids at school know that your daughter is O.C.-

She thought these were the working copies of your posters. I laughed. Loudly.

She is the BLONDEST brunette I have ever known.