Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Wordless (NOT) Wednesday - Prom II

If you remember this photo from a couple of weeks ago you know that this is the oldest grand daughter on the day of prom.  She is a sophomore, so she had to be invited by a senior in order to go.  If you want to see the rest of her dress, scroll down a couple of posts for more.  There is a whole other story to be told about prom.  We live in a town with one high-school.  A second one is soon to be built.  At any rate, we are still pretty much a part of small town America and the prom is a big deal to everyone.  Around 3:30 p.m. of prom day parents and students begin to gather at a local park for a meet, greet, and photo session.  People from all over town show up just to watch the fashion parade.  By 4:30 p.m. the crowd looks something like this.
For someone who loves to take photos of unsuspecting subjects, this is a perfect venue.  Here's what I mean.

After spending the morning at the paint and body shop, the girls are ready to show off  their hair, make-up and of course the PROM DRESS.  These dresses come in all colors, styles and price ranges.
  The two dresses in the middle are definitely in the upper end of the prom dress price pyramid.  In fact, I think these girls could wear these on the red carpet in Hollywood and take a back seat to NO ONE.

Like I said, all styles and price ranges are represented.  I fear an ostrich or emu may be missing some very personal plumage.

Some dresses require constant adjustment for the novice.  This is why the guys wear Tuxes.  Just saying.

Then there are the shoes.  Some are as exotic as the dresses, while others are a bit more whimsical.

Guess which ones I like.  Go ahead, guess.

All in all, it was a fun couple of hours at the park photographing unsuspecting teens in their prom finery.  This is pretty representative of the day.  Sometimes I think these kids had more fun with the whole prom thing than we did.  It seemed a little more serious in my day, but then, we didn't spend the afternoon at the park hanging out.  I think this is a great idea, and they've been doing it here for over twenty-five years.  I can't wait 'til next year.


  1. I would have loved to go to this. What a wonderful way to start off prom day. Love it.

    I'm guessing you went for the tennis shoes too. I sure would as those other ones made my feet hurt something awful.

    Your granddaughter is beautiful, but you already know that.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  2. Girls don't come much prettier than your granddaughter. You must be proud.

  3. I love it! She's so beautiful :) Some things are just better in small towns..

    Thanks for stopping by Eight Days a Week!

  4. You have a very pretty granddaughter driller.

    Loved your photos of the participants. Such great smiles from everyone.

  5. That's a pretty cool idea to have an afternoon like that before the big night.

    I must say, some of those young ladies look awfully grown up.

  6. Your granddaughter is absolutely beautiful!

    Some of those dresses are out of this world!