Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Mini Photo Shoot Failure


The funny thing about working with three kids (your own three kids), one of which is really young, one of which is really not wanting to take pictures, and one perfect model is that no matter what, you're not going to get what you want.  So I had this brilliant idea to do an impromptu shoot after school, before sun down, and being that is was a nice wintery day, not freezing!!! ...I thought we could pull it off.  Ha!  So, the little old abandoned barn I eye almost daily on a quiet street was suddenly a speedway during traffic time!  The barn was crazy close to a street with no side walks, the kids weary, I finally said heck no, this is not worth the risk.  Ok, we will find some brick wall really quick.  Moan...groan... "Ugh, Mama, I am totally coming off a candy rush.  I am crashing!!!" Oh geez!  Well, too bad because all I want for Valentine's Day is a little foto shoot!  "Ok, Ok.  Maddy, I need some of your candy to wake up!"  "I want CANDY!!!" screams toddler.  UGH...

After too much of this, and finding nowhere possible, we drive home.  URG.  So the threesome sit on the ugly step in front of our ugly door, and... I got one picture.  Ha, I am not really content with this in many ways, but I'll take it.  It was starting to get way too cold to bother.  As the kids run in I yell, You know we're totally doing this again!  ...we know we know is all I hear as they slam the garage door.  Ah me.


14 comments:

  1. Haha. I think it turned out adorable. I like the difference in their looks and that it's not all posed. Hope you have a fun evening!

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  2. i think they look pretty and the colors are so vibrant and happy.

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  3. Totally LOVE it Daniele... how cool are the frames... and your three gorgeous daughters... beautiful!!

    Jenny x

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  4. I love the photo and think you did really well with this challenge! Family photos are always hard to capture~ You will cherish it later on and see the sweetness in your girls! Happy Valentine's Day~

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  5. I think it's precious--so much personality in those sweet faces. Great shot :)

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  6. I think that our kids are the most difficult to work with, because they don't have to hide their feelings from us. I hope your next session goes more smoothly. I like this photo. They are all really cute here.

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  7. This post made me smile....in agreement and remembrance....I have to bribe mine to pose for me....and I only have one to contend with...

    The fact that you have 3 headstrong, adorable girls to wrangle must be challenging....but this picture is wonderful...so cute....can't wait to see the next attempt :D

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  8. I feel your pain... :) While it might not be what you had in your head, it IS a great photo and the non-smile of the littlest will be priceless some day as you show her boyfriend and get the opportunity to tell the story. Payback!

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  9. LOL, same here!!! My photo shoot with Knox was an EPIC fail...me and my bright ideas..trying to take his photo with a balloon..it kept moving around and reflecting light every which way..the photos were oh so bad..still put some on FB cuz family doesn't care, right? :) Here's hoping for more cooperative models soon. Thanks for the laugh today, Daniele!

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  10. LOVE it! And P's jacket is so cute! Great story, I can totally picture the whole scene, xoxoxo

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  11. Like Kristin I was picturing the whole episode in my mind as I was reading your post. I was smiling!

    I love the photo of your girls..... their different expressions are fantastic and natural -and I love the frames... what a fun idea.

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  12. Ha haha...that is so cute....I like being around kids, it take day to day worries of life away! The photo is lovely too

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  13. I personally, love this and think it is quite adorable. I didn't even pay attention at all to the background. Your youngest, is so darn cute (they're all very cute) but the expression on her face is quite priceless. :)

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