I decided I really wanted an entire family picture this year for our cards-now keep in mind that this is my business, I take pictures and make cards for people, so I kind of have a high level of expectation for these cards. We decided (ok, scratch that “I decided”) that going to our favorite village for pictures would be best, I must also say, I was suffering from some guilt and taking pictures of everyone else’s families and hardly any of my own from Sept-November. The day that we could go turned out to be about 40 degrees, rainy and about 40 mph winds! Bummer, because the day before was like 55 degrees (on Thanksgiving). I wasn’t to be deterred because outdoor pictures are WAY better than indoor. There was significant whining (not from Kelly, he was being a good sport, or maybe he was just afraid to get in my way) and I basically said, “hey, we are getting this picture, it’s going to be cold, AND you will have to take your hats, scarves & coats off, so let’s just deal with it and get it over as quickly as possible”, I know, I’m such a good mom:( I was trying to figure out how to do this without getting my camera wet . . .
Didn’t like this spot
The rain let up a bit, so we quickly found this spot, not a horrible picture but Marian’s hair is blowing in her face
Then we decided to go to the old fashioned replica of a photo studio, beautiful natural light in this place (and it was warm!)
After rearranging some things, and trying to find something to mount my gorilla-pod on, we got these . . .
I didn’t make it in time
Made it into this one but the camera slipped and cut off Ezra
and then cut off Kelly & I (the kids look great though!)
We got an ok one (turned out not to be ok), when I spotted this nice porch from the window
Not bad but too far away and when we zoomed in it was exactly what I wanted but too grainy and Marian’s face is partially hidden:(
And, then I gave up hoping that I had something that would work-no such luck:(,
But I have to say that it wasn’t because they weren’t cooperating, I reminded myself that I take up to an hour with a family, shoot continuously, get about 500 images and keep about 10 percent of those. Will someone PLEASE come with us next year and help me!