Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Just Smile, for Crying Out Loud!

I haven't had my kids' pictures taken professionally (aka JC Penny's $5.00 a sheet special) for a year and a half. I thought I would just give it a go. It is rare that I love the way they turn out from the "professionals " anyway. It started out fun and my attitude was positive. It really didn't stay that way for long. I am sweating just remembering trying to get a good individual shot of everyone and a good group shot. I am remembering my gritted teeth as I barked, just smile, be still, don't mess up your hair. I'll just be honest, Luke and Sophia, although the most adorable 6 and almost 3 year olds in the world, are not model material. It also doesn't help that I am not a good photographer. I don't get lighting, spacing, zooming - I just click. This pain and torture really only lasted 20 minutes or so, some un-named children felt even that was entirely too long. The sad part is we are going to have to do this again, soon, Christmas card pictures are just around the corner!
This is the best I could do with the groups...

ok, i have to get on with my day now. i really do love to oogle over pics of my kids.


Kimberly said...

Beautiful Amy, just beautiful.

Jenny said...

Where did you take your pictures? They look beautiful! We are planning to take some of our "big" girls this week to send with announcements for little Violet( -Jenny