I feel like annual family photos are so important. You never know how many opportunities you will have in a lifetime (when I tell my hubby that he calls me morbid). The kids grow so fast. With our schedules we haven't been making the time to fit them in, but with my feeling so bad with this pregnancy causing me to accept less jobs, we had a morning. I scrambled for neutrals in the closets and we went for it. With my babies waking up at 530am I had plenty of time to prepare haha! We got my favorite 830am light in one of my favorite spots.
Used a timer and tripod. I lost the timer remote so I did a lot of running back and forth. My husbands job was to keep a grip on the kids and not move. I felt so silly calling out in between shots "Kiss me!" "Hold hands!" "Look down and laugh!'
I always prefer the black and white images while my husband loves color. I think this once I'll give and print a color image to hang in our home.
Couple silly ones for my husband. I always made fun of my husband when we were dating for wanting to take a photo of us looking off in the distance like something was coming. He hasn't changed since high school and got our kids to pose that way. I still wasn't 100% on board and acted scared of my belly.
This one could have been cute had my son not assumed a potty position.
I couldn't love anything more. I got one hug pose. Thats why I always set my shutter as fast as possible. Gotta catch the moment when they give it!
We had to laugh at the way my husband palmed my belly like a basket ball.
We only got to do one round with the camera timer for fear of losing our kids in the woods. The found a fallen limb and were rolling it to find bugs. Im happy. We never get images of the two of us together. Technically I guess there are three of us in these shots though.
...then we were off through the woods. I received my ten minutes for family photos and the little ones were done. Thats what happens when your location is exciting I guess lol.
My daughter is my toughest subject because she rarely gives me a smile. Im calling victory on the up the nose smirk I got from her. I always joke that no one will know how stinkin cute she is because she acts like a total goof when the camera comes out.
We found so many pretty plants and one amazing spider. I'll need to do a separate blog post to show them. The kids have begun finding things for me to photograph. Sweeties. My son found some flowers and leaves he was particularly proud to show me.
I really loved these shadowy photos with the fall colors. Behind my son was a 6 foot drop off into a creek that he really wanted to climb down. He was actually angry in this image but I was lucky enough to snap a few in between him yelling at me for stopping him.
The adventure of family pictures was finished up when we found a pecan tree. Another 30 minutes was happily spent collecting and shelling. A good morning. I am so happy to have gotten to record it.
Now we weren't able to use a handful of the photos because my sweet daughter grabbed a stick while I was running back and forth between family and tripod. The log was perfectly placed between her thighs... Kids will be kids I guess lol. Ill save that photo for her baby book.
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