Photo Retouching for school pics?!
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|Mon, 08-20-2012 - 1:38pm|
I was looking ahead on the girls' school calendar and saw that fall picture day was coming up in a few weeks. When I clicked on the link to look at the packages being offered, I was stunned to see the option to have the pictures retouched. There was a "basic" option (removing blemishes) and a premium option (whitens teeth, evens skin tone, & removes blemishes/scars).
Wow. My girls are already struggling with body image issues and self esteem which, imo, is largely due to all the "pretty" (readhotoshopped) girls they see in the magazines. Now they want to offer this option to school children, which will only further this myth.
DH says I'm over-reacting and that he would have loved to have a little re-touching done to his school pics- he said middle school was an especially awkward age. But maybe it's just the "mom" in me, I would rather have pics of what my kids REALLY looked like, blemishes and all.