Last year’s family picture was an exercise in shivering. We took it at a local park, and with all the time it took to get everyone gathered, then get the shot set up, we were all pretty darned cold by the time the photo got done.
This year when it came time to do our annual family picture, we had two rather simple criteria: that we take the pictures before it got too cold for the babies to be outdoors, and (hopefully) that neither of the babies would be crying. We decided for the sake of the babies that the easiest place to do the pictures was probably our house. That way they could stay indoors warm and cozy while we got set up.
After scanning our whole wild wooly 3 acre lot, we decided to drag some logs down to the cow pasture in front of a willow tree that hadn’t lost its leaves yet. The boys literally had to shovel for cow pies beforehand, to decrease the chances of stepping in something bad when posing. But the end result, I think, is a lot of fun. It’s especially fun to have our sweet babies in the shot this year!
Photocredit: Israel Shirk of Avalanche Photography.
Israel also got a few fun pictures of John and me. This is one of my favorites.
And just for fun, here are links to previous family photos that I’ve blogged over the years:
Our wedding day