I love photography. Love it. I hate photographing my family. Hate it. None of them like being in front of the camera, first of all. Cutest darn people on the earth, too ( if i do say so myself). We do much better with candid shots, like this one (my favorite):
Of course, it helps when the subject is 6 months old and not into protesting yet. Still, even to get a good candid shot, where no poising or smiling or saying "cheese" is required, I have to wear my camera around my neck like a ball and chain the whole livelong day and take about 1,000 pictures.
I reluctantly share with you our family Easter pictures. Actually, half family Easter pictures. Why only half of us? Because the other 2 had a nice bath in red juice during Sunday School. It never fails to happen... the ruining moment, that is. Did I try to get my little family to cooperate for pictures BEFORE church? Yes, yes I did. Did my husband support me in that request? No, no he didn't. Imagine the look he got when the juice cup exploded all over the both of them. It was a classic look, I tell you. And I hope my words from earlier that morning were going through his mind ("We have a much better shot at a family picture now before life happens to us."), but I doubt it. Actually, he seemed shocked that the juice disaster happened at all. Yes, I know it was an unforeseeable accident. But these accidents find their way in on all major holidays and events requiring pictures. Murphy's law or something. He should know that as well as I do by now.
So, I'll start off with the best picture we got. Now, my husband is not a photographer. Otherwise he might have noted the shadows on our faces... namely the ones that highlight my pudgy 7 month pregnant cheeks. Also, that we might look better with feet. But I'm not a perfectionist or anything!
This is an interim picture of us getting TO the good picture... I look calm, but I am not. :) Through gritted teeth I am saying "Honey, please tell me before you shoot." "Adriana, stop making your turtle face." and "Jonah get your hands out of your mouth." Oh yeah, and "WHERE ARE OUR FEET!" :)
And this is the worst picture. Do not be fooled by our smiling faces. Particularly the cute ones. Jonah is doing his impression of a leaning tower and Adriana is beckoning a kick from the baby in utero. I, on the other hand, am thinking about strong drinks.