I realize that I'll probably catch some flack on this one. Here's the thing: I scheduled a family photo shoot with a photographer last Friday. It's been almost six years since we had a "formal" family pic and I recently discovered a photographer who takes some unusual, edgy-type photos, which was exactly what I had in mind.
In other news, MB has been growing out his goatee, on my suggestion (what was I thinking- and do I not learn from my mistakes? I was also the one who suggested the pRon stache that ended up being featured in our engagement portrait)...at his own suggestion, he decided to color it so he would look younger and more hip. He was pretty enamored with his new facial hair and liked to brush it out. There came a point though when it was starting to get longer and he was looking like one of those WWE wrestling brothers with the beer guts and goatees.
Knowing that the photo shoot was coming up, I tried persuading him to shave it shorter - the way it normally is, just for the pic. It did take some persuading. "Some" as in "a lot" spread out over several weeks. But as you can tell from our trip photos, the beard is now gone.
Well, the photo shoot was on Friday and as of today, the beard and color are both back in action. I think MB fancies that his beard transforms him into this:
My fear, is that it will end up looking more like this:
...but with color.
Here's my question for you: Was it wrong of me to "stifle" his look for purposes of the family photo? or would you have done the same thing?
and should I buy him one of these until it grows back?
Now, you know it is hard for me to resist posting a Beardhead pic :D