I decided a little while ago that we needed to take some family pictures. We weighed our options. We could find a photographer locally and pay lots of money for a photo shoot or we could fly Mr. Frisby's sister out from New Mexico and pay nothing for a photo day and have her visit for a weekend. It was pretty much a no brainer. We flew Mr. Frisby's sister out the weekend before our trip to Seattle. I went shopping to make sure we all had coordinating clothes (not matching - just coordinating). We all got haircuts the weekend before. We narrowed down the myriad of possible locations for our photo shoot to just a few in San Francisco. We were ready.
Many, many pictures were taken. With an energetic one-year old in the mix, most of them turned out like this:
At any given time, one or more of us was not looking at the camera or making some crazy face. And, for a few of the pictures, we decided to just throw caution to the wind and add the dog into the mix.
It was a wild day and exhausting. Before the day was over, I had a splitting headache. Serious props to Ashlee for hanging in there the entire day. But, we got some great shots, so I would say it was worth it.
Of course, to see our absolute faves, you'll just have to come visit so you can see them on our walls. And, lest you think we just made Ashlee our photographer slave for the day, we did take her to Golden Boy for the best pizza ever and we made sure she had other photographic opportunities in San Francisco as well since portrait photography isn't normally her thing. And she got to leave the vast desert of NM for the beautiful sunshine and greenery of California. I'd say it was a fairly good deal for her.
Thanks for visiting us, Ashlee, and thanks for the great pics (I hope you don't mind me posting them)!