Monday, December 13, 2010

So we blew THAT fairy tale out of the water!

So Saturday I coherced my younger brother into taking our family pictures for us. There is a reason I stay behind the camera... I do a lot better behind the camera.

But for some odd reason I had it in my mind that MY family would be a bit different with pictures. That my kids wouldn't get bored after the first spot we shot, that they would smile and not make goofy faces, that we would all look right at the lense so that we could be fast and quick. That I would be creative since I've shot Upteen different families and they all have their own cute ideas of what pictures and settings they like...

Let's just say we blew that fairy tale out of the water.

My kids were climbing over everything and picking on each other. My husband couldn't open his eyes dreamy hazel green eyes for the life of him, they are sensitive, and he had a hard time looking straight at the camera... even I had a hard time keeping my smile or making it seem real!!!

My brother, however, loves to shoot Candid... and luckily he got us some that worked or fit our personalities!

I mean look at us... we are waiting for him to get the "right angle" he said... look at us all... I look like a mannequin, my boy looks silly, my girl looks bored, and my husband looks like he's ready to kill someone... probably me! :)

No creativity here... if you saw our last year's picture you'll recognize that this is our exact same pose.  We seem to rock the straight in a line all our faces together pose.

So my brother was like... okay, just be your normal selves... so we were--I think this is the best picture yet!!!

Now... all I need to do is get addresses of everyone special enough to receive such an awesome picture of us for the HOLIDAYS!!!

So how was your weekend? If you'd like a picture of us for the Holidays to grace your refridgerator send your address to my email at blokthoughts@gmail.com.

Love,

19 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I sort of hate you. Your family is much too beautiful.

PorkStar said...

LMAO those are great pictures and the sillier the better.

My address is on the chocolate envelope thingie.

Jillybean said...

Those are great pictures!
I can't seem to get everyone together for Christmas card pictures tihs year. I'm thinking of using the same picture we used 3 years ago....

T said...

pfff - you know you're crazy beautiful. sometimes the "crazy" part is just more obvious :)

me??? maybe I'll have M draw our picture :)

Emily said...

You and your family are gorgeous! I love the photos!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

KristinaP--lol... that's nice, I think :)

Porkstar--I'm glad some of you think so Porkie...although whose being silly??? hehe okay at address!!!

Jillybean--believe me, I thought I was going to have to resort to that also! You could make a fun one in photoshop where you slice a bunch of pics together? Maybe? Or too much work... I think the using one from three years ago works much better!

T- Girl that's way too nice... about the crazy part :)

So, we don't have to do a full session with you guys, but if you want I will take your family picture with my camera and edit it for you... Merry Christmas! :) Let me know if you want to do that.

Emily--Thanks girl... the ones of just my kids I'm most proud of, but those are going on the Christmas cards!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I should P.S. and say that there are NO FAKE body parts on any person in these pictures...

Dawn (Bee and Rose) said...

We're rockin the whole family photo shoot this weekend too. You're photos are fabulous! I've never seen eyes so blue!!!

SciFi Dad said...

I'm distracted by the lack snow and/or winter gear.

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

Fantastic pictures Shelle! They are great.

Dr Zibbs said...

Oh my God you look like a model!

3GirlKnight said...

I second Dawns comment, you and your kids have some spectacular blue eyes. Very nice pictures!

The American Homemaker said...

You guys are super adorable!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Dawn--Thanks! I actually didn't even edit those eyes, so I guess I can say thank you without feeling guilty about it!!! :)

Good luck with the family photos!!!

SciFi--Hey, we all deal with our own problems... with the weather... in the summer, in the desert, just sayin...

Debbie--Thanks!!! THey were fun to actually look through... made me laugh.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Zibbs--Best comment of the day... and yes it's because you compared me to a model.

3GK-Well thank you!!! Your and Dawns check is in the mail...along with Zibb's.

The American Homemaker- Thanks. I'm not sick yet of hearing that... :)

IWA (e - va) said...

Gorgeous!

a girl can only wish to have blue eyes and be a red head!

Danielle said...

All of those pictures rock! Your whole family is so beautiful!

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Megan (Best of Fates) said...

That last photo is adorable... though I admit, I have a soft spot for the first one.

But then,I do love the awkwardness.

Here you Go SciFi Dad