Late this fall I decided I wanted to get in one last photo shoot before the snow flew.
I wanted something different for this one though . . . something magical. Luckily for me, my sister-in-law Andrea is always up for adventure and has four kids.
I explained what I was looking for and she dug through her dress-up box and came up with some great fairy tale costumes for her kids. I brought along bags of gourds, a suitcase full of assorted props, and a few wooden props.
We all piled into our trucks and headed for a nearby park. Thankfully the older kids were able to help carry the props into the park. I’ve got to find a better system for getting my props from place to place. Ideally I would just bring less props. But that’s not going to happen any time soon . . . Henry choose a roomy Yukon XL for me because he knows me and my ways better than anyone. Ahem.
We had a great time acting out fairy-tales and making up stories of our own that afternoon. And then, because I’m smart that way, I thought we should see if we could sneak in a quick family session with the kids . . .
We started out pretty good . . .
Some one very quickly noticed me and my camera . . .
Someone else had really difficulty with the whole, ‘stay sitting down’ concept . . .
Tongues poked out, props were eaten, thrown and knocked over . . .
Mom spent a lot of time putting someone back in the shot and fixing the props . . .
All in all, an amusing challenge.
I did get some sweet moments though. Not technically ‘perfect’ mind you, with everyone looking ‘perfectly’ at the camera, but sweet none the less . . .
So now you know the truth about young kids and photo shoots.
There is no way to control what happens, you just take what comes.
And that’s just the way I like it.