Monday, October 15, 2012

Family Photo Shoot: The Not-So Newlyweds

This past weekend we had a family photo shoot. It consisted of me setting my camera on a tripod and running back and forth to try to capture a somewhat appropriate picture of my family. And to top it all off, I made us coordinate our outfits.

Take that, siblings.

In theory, a family photo session is an excellent idea. Your goal is to capture a moment (or an hour) in time that you hope to cherish for years to come.

In reality, it is like herding cats who argue with you.

All you really want is one solitary photo that will make your family appear almost normal. Sometimes, that is just too much to ask.

Thankfully, this weekend we got our stuff together and made it work. It was nothing short of a minor miracle.

Throughout this week, I'll show you some of the obnoxious precious moments we captured for all eternity.

Exhibit A: The Not-So Newlyweds

Yesterday was their first anniversary. Aren't they adorable?

I know. It's ridiculous how happy they are.

So stinking happy.


However...something was lurking in the shadows.

A stealth photo bomber was creeping in on their love fest.


Photo bombed.

Totally worth the chaos.


  1. Your sister is one of the most adorable people I know. I love her to pieces. And I seriously admire you for being able to wrangle your family together for photos. I was just in Colorado for a week with the intention of getting all 4 members of my sister's family in a photo together and we couldn't even make that happen! You're my hero. Can't wait to see the rest of the pics!

  2. Would you say that Noah has apparently inherited some traits from your brother?

  3. Claire, you have such good hair!
    Noah, you are a rockstar!

    Sarah, you are an awesome photographer!!!!! Can't wait to see more!