Tuesday, September 13, 2005

The Reason God Invented Valium

After two sessions and 4 dozen frames, we finally have the annual family photo. the one that was supposed to be done back in July. I have learned that I really need to get a remote for my camera before next year. I have also decided that I need to be able to take photos in burst mode on my timer. oh, and that I need a magic power that lets me freeze them all in place so they stop turning their heads right before the shutter snaps.

They ran around and Matt was upset that we wouldn't let him wear a hat in the picture. Then he found a big rock and dubbed it his nose rock and of course, he wanted his picture taken with it . . . up by his nose. Marilla kept trying to shield her eyes and since this little trick was what ruined the last set of pictures (that and the fact that she was wearing a dress and didn't sit like she was wearing a dress) we jumped in to nip that in the bud.

pictures were taken and then they got to explore. We went up to the hill that's a block from our house. It's a fun place for the kids to run around and look at stuff. they threw rocks and scuffed their feet in the dirt and generally acted like wild hooligans, in other words, they acted pretty normally.

Here's the result, one picture out of 48 tries:


Helena said...

That's beautiful! Hey, it's real life!

I want a remote too. :)

Torm said...


And roflmbo at the nose rock! That sounds like my kids!!!

Sophia said...

Life isn't perfect, so neither should be our pix, right! This reminded me of the family shoot the day after Christmas a few years ago... Getting 7 grown-ups to submnit to wear what MOM said, three babes to co-operate and stay awake then make it clean to the photographer's studio for outdoor winter shots... and the photographer and his wife went "day after Christmas shopping" and forgot the appointment! I was so not amused! It all worked out though, as it always does. This is a great picture... and think of the memories!