Tuesday, September 6, 2011
However...I can't often get a great picture that good of the whole family because that means handing the camera to someone else who may or may not be that great at framing the shot, checking for distracting things in the background, keeping the kids attention, etc.
We actually got a decent family picture several months ago when we were at my mom's house. (Thanks Mom and Vati...can't remember who was manning the camera.)
But it really can't hold a candle to these more recent family pictures we've had taken.
These were taken by Jessica Greenfield of Jessica Greenfield Photography. Jessica was super flexible about the shooting location (Don't our friends' have a charming yard?!?) and spent extra time with us, even though we'd just booked one of her "mini-sessions." She even gave us a super reasonable price to buy printing rights for our pictures since...as I mentioned before...standard photo packages are just never big enough to supply the pictures we need. (I know Jessica will travel to your location, so you if you live in central Washington (the Columbia Basin) and are looking for a good photographer, I can highly recommend her.
I was just hoping for a few good pictures of the whole family...
...but we were also able to squeeze in some individual shots.
These shots of Sweet Pea are a near miracle because she was not very cooperative. We'd given up for getting this one on the bridge, and then at the last minute she decided to cooperate.
It's hard to pick the best ones...but I think these of Little Brother might be my favorite.
It's not often he cooperates this well for pictures.
And of course you've got to love this toothless smile. Hard to believe she started First Grade less than 2 weeks ago.
And we got a sweet picture of me and my sweetie. (Not sure what it is about him, but he's always had a hard time smiling for pictures.)
So thanks for letting me show off my beautiful family. I promise I'll have a fun kids' activity for you tomorrow to really get back in the crafty swing of things. (And if you're one of those relatives who's expecting some of things pictures to show up in your mailbox...I'll get them ordered soon. If you have preferences of sizes and which ones then send me an email. ;)
And if you missed yesterday's post about what we've been up to all summer, you can scroll down or see it here.