I've spent quite a bit of time taking family pictures this season for people and last week it was our family's turn. Our friend Luz came and stayed thanksgiving week with us. We've been hosting her stuff for her while she's traveled back and forth to Seattle. She graciously agreed to spend one of her AZ afternoons snapping some family pictures for us and I've spent the past week editing them.
Often the night before I have a family session scheduled I'll sit and think about everything that could go wrong. It's a curse I have. Thankfully I have yet to have a nightmare of a time with any of the kids I've worked with. The afternoon at the park I felt like I was living out my nightmares out with my own children! Little Rylee had no desire to sit still and smile. Quite the opposite. Thankfully on the way to the park, I said to Chris, "I just want to have fun with them and if we get some pictures too, then great." He had to remind me of that a couple of times as the afternoon went on :) And even though some of the kids were less cooperative then others we still got pictures that I will treasure for this lifetime!
So brace yourself here comes 100 pictures. Maybe all these pictures will make up for my lack of blogging :)
Let's start with reality first
grateful for the effectiveness of ice cream bribes...
Fun in the rose garden:
After some more attempts at posing with pouting it was time to break out the guitar & bubbles.
Oh how I love this one... she just adores her daddy!
This is our family. Taylor dancing and singing, Trevor staying close by and keeping busy and Rylee off doing her own thing in the dirt :)
Forget the uncooperative kids :)
Chris and I are coming up on 10 years this summer!
A few more favorites...
Another attempt at a family photo. This was a change. Rylee looking and the others, who knows what they are doing :)
Thankfully with the help of photoshop we did get one nice family shot!
Thank you Luz for blessing us with your friendship and blessing us with your gift of capturing people through your lens! Our friend Sarah came and took some video while we were there. I look forward to seeing and sharing that soon!