Family picture: outtakes and success
Oh my. I’ve written about this before. Since we haven’t taken a formal family photo since Asher was born, we decided it was high time to climb into color-coordinated outfits and SMILE! Plus, we wanted to chronicle our last spring among Austin’s famous bluebonnets.
We set the time for 7:30 a.m. and wondered if we were crazy to try and shuttle our entire family out the door, with hair combed and shirts tucked in, before the sun even crested.
But despite the trepidation, this was the best family photo session we’ve ever had.
Because it turns out 7 a.m. is, temperamentally, a great time for young children to shoot photos.
This was our first family photo shoot outside (we’ve only ever done them in a stuffy, JC Penney studio), and the weather was just lovely.
Running through those bluebonnets was just thrilling: A meadow of bright-blue flowers. Is there anything more exciting as a kid?
Well, maybe lollipops (and raisins for Asher) and the promise of donuts! popsicles! Whatever it takes to make you smile! We promised (and doled out) the moon. It was well worth it.
And so, despite the fact that Asher endured the entire thing with a messy diapers, I would say: success! (And the REAL photos, taken by someone who actually knows what they’re doing, look fantastic!)
And this fantastic dad, with his four boys…aren’t they a handsome bunch?
And once in a while, even I enjoy putting on some makeup.