I wonder if Martha has any photography skills? Well if she doesn't, I bet you anything, she would be one of those that picks up a camera and immediately starts shooting in manual. She would tell you exactly where to stand to illuminate your facial features perfectly and she would have an instant knowledge of Photoshop.
But, if for some reason she doesn't have any photography skills, I would love to give her a lesson! We could trade services. She could teach me how to properly use a glue gun without burning the flesh off of my fingertips and I could teach her all about aperture and shutter speed...all while we sip on freshly brewed sun tea garnished with raspberries and mint! After swapping skill sets we would take a stroll in the garden and eventually find ourselves swinging on a hammock together in the sunshine. There would be a light breeze swaying the trees and we would chat the afternoon away uncovering all the things we have in common!
Hmmm, I wouldn't be surprised if this leads to some weird dreams tonight.
Every year we do family pics...it's tradition...it's just what we do. It's pure torture. Erik put it perfectly, "it's the most stressful thing and yet we have to act like we are having the time of our lives!"
My pin from pinterest and my inspiration for our family shoot!
Our card for 2011
A few outtakes!
Waiting for mom to set up the shot, everyone was just about over it!
Trying to lighten up the mood with some dancing after some crankiness started to surface.