I'm not sure what it was about this year's shoot, but I'm sort of in a funk about it all. It was sad to see Asylum Point (where we take our photos every year) in such disrepair. The bridge STILL is not fixed, after about 3 years. And the dock is broken now too. The lighthouse has been vandalized and spray painted. They've removed the awesome barn doors on the boathouse and replaced them with ugly metal overhead doors.
I was borrowing my sister's camera, because I'm having issues with mine. I still don't know if it's worth it to buy a new lens, pay to get the camera tuned up, or whatever. So the camera I was using is pretty unfamiliar to me and I ended up having to trash a lot of pics because the focus was all out of whack.
All of it added up to me feeling a little depressed about the whole situation. The kids did pretty well, though. The "promise" of ice cream always helps when taking these photos. I think you can see their personalit...
It's that time again! Another back to school photo shoot! This time I had four very mobile kids running around and I enlisted the help of my husband.
He was in charge of keeping kids happy when they weren't the subject matter, and making kids look in my direction when all four were the subject matter. I think in groups of people it may be key to have an assistant!
It sure is hard to remember all the poses and spots I want to try to capture when I'm in the moment. You'd think I'd have it down to a science after doing it for 6 years now (holy cow, 6 years now!) but for some reason I always think of things I ought to have done, if only for comparison's sake from one year to the next.
I think I got the important ones though! Is it weird that I look forward to the photos by the post every year?
I love seeing how tall they are comparatively! Ezra started out about 4 inches shorter than the post and now look at that kid. And Axel! He's huge now! And Sylvie doesn't have to sit...