Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Family Pictures

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)!


Ashlee said...

I don't mind at all. I'm glad we came away with a few pictures with Stella looking at the camera :)

Tammy said...

Oh the joys of family pics! Why do you think we have very few? They just turn into a lot of crying and anger because no one wants to cooperate! But when they do...you have some great pics! and some fairly normal ones to remind you of the workout involved. (Just wait till you add more to the mix. Yikes!)

Dalene said...

SO CUTE!!! I DESPISE taking pictures. I think I yell at my girls more during a family photo shoot than any other time, hence my headache. It's horrible. BUT... your pictures turned out AWESOME.

mommafriz said...

Love all of them, some day the few you would NEVER choose are the few you love the most, because they show how NORMAL or not your family really is...not always picture-perfect, but just fun perfect...love your post

Trenda said...

Cute! I can't believe how big your little one is! I noticed that you were putting her hair clip back in in a picture and then it isn't in others. A tip that has helped me keep hairthings in my daughters hair is to put a little bit of velcro inside the clip! It helps it stick to the hair! :)