Adelie and Staley's World

Adelie and Staley's World

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Why Do I Even Try?

This past week-end, the weather was gorgeous.  The fall colors couldn't have been prettier.  We didn't have any after-church plans.  And so I thought it would be a fun idea to go to a park with my brother and his family to take some pictures.  I take plenty of pictures of the girls throughout the year, but we take very few family pictures.  The sun was shining.  We had coordinating outfits on.  It was just a relaxed afternoon with family.  The perfect formula for great family pictures, right???

This is how we started...with a 3 year old who wanted to play with her cousin and NOT get her picture taken.

Then there were tears...

...and expressions like this from our 3 year old while also wrangling a toddler who does NOT sit still.

So while Evan and Melissa were getting picture after picture after perfect picture like this...

(Yes, I was starting to hate this perfectly photogenic family.)

...we were getting picture after picture after picture like this...

When it was all said and done, we got one or two family pictures that were usable (for something other than a blog post about how horrible our family pictures can be.)

 But for the time being, maybe I'll just stick to taking pictures of the girls.

Because family pictures, at least with our little family right now, couldn't possibly be worth the headache.

1 comment:

  1. Oh I knew you were hating on us. :-) Especially when you were even able to get Caroline to smile. Maybe you're just a better photographer than Evan or I. We apparently don't have the skills like you, even with bribery candy in our pocket.