as we all know family photos are a challenge.
(fyi...this was on purpose...just trying something new.)
what to wear, where to gather, getting everyone
on the same page...just to name a few.
scheduling it is a major undertaking with busy lives and not all living in the same state.
when are we all together in the same place at the same time?
for our family it was the thanksgiving holiday.
then you have the weather to contend with...will it be freezing, rainy, muddy,
too hot(that i can deal with).
so between the baking, cooking, cleaning, fixing, doing, exams, traveling,
we made a date to all be there with bells on( aka good attitudes).
this year we had r & e photography.
that would be my oldest daughter, rachel and then the next oldest, esther.
#3...did everyone have bells on....absolutely not!
oh well, don't they say two out of three ain't bad.
we like very candid shots but when working with
children and lots of people's personalities you get a lot of
photos where some of the subjects aren't even in the picture.
or someone is blinking, pouting, staring off in space(you know who you are all three of you) or we could say looking a bit strange.
hence we have tons of photos but what is really suitable for
a real family christmas photo?
any one of them that you like.
for me this year i printed my own photos and gave
different people different ones.
i know i love my own family but they are some beautiful subjects to capture.
the little girls cooperated (most of them anyway... one needed a bit of
my boys, david, ethan, and jesse...actually were having fun with this
so if you can't beat them...join them...it goes a lot
smoother...you just might not have any photos you can send to many people.
one thing i like to do is have props out ie furniture, dogs, tree limbs, candles, tables, blocks...it seems to loosen everyone up and give them something to do with their hands.
we also moved to another location which was a big hit with
it was a gift to me to have everyone here...to have everyone
thank you esther & brad... for having your beautiful family spend
such a chunk of wonderful time with us...10 days.
i loved spending time with grace and garnet.
they are growing into such fine young girls.
i love seeing everyone together and that the young girls
have each other in their lives.
thank you, rachel & eric...it is wonderful that your beautiful family lives
your girls, gwyne and ellery are not only beautiful
but i love having them in my life so often since we live close.
we did have fun in-between some of the drama that family
picture times are made of.
whew...another year down...so many more to look forward to!
though i am not holding my breath till the next one.