Pieces of Me

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Family Pictures

You would think that as a photographer, I would be able to capture the beauty of my family in a photograph.  Well, a decent photograph, that is.  I’ve been known to take beautiful family photos of my clients. Some people have been so excited about their family photos, that I have received referral after referral from them, making my job as a photographer way easier than I thought it would be.
Since Stephen and I have been together, we have taken a “family photo” together.  That is since Easter 1997.  I still have that photo of us.  We look like babies.  I’m 19 years old.   I had to take a picture of a picture since my scanner is acting funky.
I have an Easter photo from every year except last year, when I spent the year in Pennsylvania.  They are usually under the tree at McKinney Falls.  Sometimes, they are just at Beautiful Savior by the cross (the years when it has been raining or freezing on Easter).  Some years, we do an entire family photo, some years, just our little family, but every year, we get a great photo of us.  Here are the photos from Easter since Hannah entered our lives!
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Until this year, that is.  My children wouldn’t cooperate.  They wouldn’t cooperate for wildflower photos earlier in the week, and they wouldn’t cooperate for our family photo.  So this year, I leave you with three photos of my family.
I think I’m going to get a 20x30 of this photo and hang it in the living room.  Easter 033 copy

This one is a little better.  It’s actually the best one.  The sun was a little bright, I guess, since both Stephen and Cayden are both squinting.Easter 123 copy 
And lastly, this one.  Stephen and I look great.  I wish our kids were looking at the camera.Easter 126 copy
We didn’t get a photo of the cousins this year.  We didn’t get any with extended family.  I guess with all of us having our own fancy cameras, we weren’t too worried about shooting the pictures.  Now I wish we had gotten one of those of us at the park.  Or even the kids with Grandma and Grandpa.  But we didn’t.  Life goes on.
One more attempt at this family photo thing in the wildflowers this evening.  Praying the weather holds out for us and my kids cooperate.  I’d just like to get a new photo to hang in Grandma’s hallway.  We shall see.


Traci said...

Your first one from this year - Hannah's expression cracks me up!!

Great tradition getting the pictures each year!!