Manning photography comes to B-A for picture day

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Bryce Graham

Members of the yearbook staff, including Paige Wilt and Makayla Carles, help Dale Manning Photography on picture day.

Corbin Nale, Staff Writer

Dale Manning of Manning Photography has been taking school pictures for 10 years.

He says over the years he’s observed that “girls have more of a tendency to be concerned of their hair. Guys don’t really care too much about it. They like to have fun with it, they heckle with each other.”

Manning was taking the class pictures Tuesday for the Bellwood-Antis High and Middle school students.

Manning said his day was “ a steady move through, not crowded or slow.”

Alyssa Harkins said she wishes there was a mirror behind the camera so you knew what you looked like.”

Being a photographer was Manning’s life-long dream. In fact, he started his profession in college.

Students on the other hand weren’t always so thrilled about pictures.

Phoebe Potter helps students traverse the line for picture day.
Bryce Graham
Phoebe Potter helps students traverse the line for picture day.

Freshman Olivia mussleman, Faith Patton, and Lane McElravy all sad they don’t like picture day.

“I hate picture day, but I like how you can look at everyone later on,” said Olivia.

Faith said although she hates the day she likes to see everyone dressed up.

“I don’t like it … get rid of it,” said Lane.

Alyssa Harkins said she wishes there was a mirror behind the camera so you knew what you looked like, while Tori Mauk said that she would like to put her own photos inthe yearbook, like maybe a good selfie.

On the other hand there are those who love picture day for different reasons.

Freshmen Wyatt McFarland, Troy Walker, and Anson Jones like picture day.

“I like it because it takes us out of class”, said Wyatt McFarland. Walker said it was an opportunity to get a nice picture without a lot of hassle.

“I think it’s a good thing because the kids get the chance to dress up and show off their smile”, Anson Jones