September 23, 2013

The Taking of a Family Snapshot.

Recently we needed a family picture, so we unearthed the tripod, fastened the camera to the top and commenced to take picture after picture in search of the perfect family photo.  
The day was mostly cloudy, but occasionally the sun would blaze out from behind the clouds and scorch all in its path.

Practice picture.

Squinty children.
Grimacing son.  Ok Clayton, watch the blinking light.

Eyes open, please.

I see that hand.  Hello Clayton, watch the blinking light.

It's amazing what a good threatening will do!  Hey Clayton, the light.

And then came the sun blazing away.  Um Clayton, please look at the camera and watch the light.

Aww.   poor little Carson baby!

Waiting for the sun to go back behind the cloud. Pouting, whining, complaining, losing privileges.

And yet another grimace for the camera.  Clayton, don't make me tell you again.

Here comes the sun again.

O, look over there, what is it?

And finally, a keeper.

So often when looking at pictures, we just see a photo of the "perfect" family.  I thought it would be fun to show you the good, the bad and the ugly.  No perfect family here, and that's ok!
As you can see, my oldest really struggled with the taking of these pictures.  His varying expressions make me giggle now.   I was thankful when we finally got a keeper and we could call it quits in front of the camera.

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