The Anatomy of a Family Photo

9 Oct

This post is heavy in pictures.  We have yet to get a nice family photo of the four of us.  I know this is common for most (if not all) young families.  But, in all honestly, this is pretty ridiculous.  We’ve tried.


Our experience with self-timing a photo of a family of three is pretty good.  We got a lot of really great shots with little Hazel.

Celebrating Christmas as a family of three.

Then we became a family of four.  There’s nothing wrong with this next picture, except for the fact that I had just birthed my second child only hours earlier.  I was in my lounge clothes, covered with a blanket.  Great first family picture, but not the type I’d put in a Christmas card.

Baby Bro didn’t even have a name yet!

Then we got this beauty at Christmas.

Then we went for the self-timer again.  This is where it get’s good.

So, we gave up.


And tried again a few months later.  Maybe the sunshine will help.  We have about 25 shots from this lovely outdoor session.  They all look the same.

Here’s one just for good measure.  I wanted one of Mommy with her two lovelies.

Aren’t we a happy bunch.

We gave up on this endeavor for a while.  Maybe our children just need sometime away from the camera…for a year or so.  Here’s our latest attempts.  I swear, this just gets better and better.

This is the “family photo” I sent with Hazel to school. It’s as good as we get.

Perhaps a change of scenery is required. One of these days we’ll get a good family picture.  For now we’ll just laugh at our failed attempts.







One Response to “The Anatomy of a Family Photo”

  1. Shannon! October 21, 2012 at 8:43 am #

    I love it! What a great post idea.

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