Monday, November 22, 2010

Say "Cheese"...Please?...oh, just forget it.

I have been trying to get a good family photo for the longest time.

Something always keeps us from accomplishing this.

Often times we don't get a good picture because someone is doing this:

And often we don't get a good picture because my hair looks like this:

And of course...there was also an angry face that time. So needless to say, NOT a good family picture.

Last year we went to Myrtle Beach and I planned and organized and dreamt about the photos we would get of our family. I knew what we would wear. And I knew where we would stand on the beach. And I knew what time of day we would take the picture. One of the mistakes we made was to wait until the last night of our trip. We would have only one chance, one evening to get the photo.

Too bad Emily woke up from her nap in a vile mood. Too bad she had a temper tantrum on the way to the beach. Too bad the temper tantrum gave her red blotchy skin.

This is how I photograhed them:

And our family photo?

The one I dreamt. organized. obsessed about.....?

The one I wanted to send to Europe and western Canada - so that our relatives could see what we look like now.

It didn't happen.

Instead, this happened.

I guess there`s always next year, right?

Does everyone have such trouble getting a good family picture?


Vanessa said...

YES. This year was better than last year's, but I tell ya, I am amazed at families who have more than 1 kids that get good pictures of everyone.
Also, LOVE this shot of your family. :) (Another option is to get a shot like this and then add in separate good shots of individuals so that you have good pictures of everyone.)

Charonthefarm said...

Yes! We did family pics this summer and have the same 'walking-away' pic (in a field) bc all four kids were crying! Chalk it up to making memories. ;)

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