Family Portrait 2014.

What happens when a professional photographer attempts to create a family portrait of her own family?

Each year I struggle with creating my own family portrait.  First, I have to remember to do it because I get busy this time of year photographing other families on Thanksgiving weekend.  Second, I have to round up my family, put the camera on a tripod and use the trusty self-timer, which means I run like mad to get into the photo with the rest of the family.  It takes time, and also, the expressions on our faces are ones of worry (will she make it back in time?) or exasperation (this is taking too long!) etc. etc.

So this year, my sons roommate from college came to spend Thanksgiving with us.  We asked him to actually hit the shutter release once I set it all up, while the camera stayed on the tripod. Here is what happened.

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Nope, we all have to look at the camera.

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The camera is over there!

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Let’s dance first to loosen up.

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Ah-oh! Matt slips on the ice!

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Can he get up?

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Pandemonium breaks out!

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Recovering…

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Just going with it!

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Oh, my…

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NOT Recovering.

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We finally got it!

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Thanks to our friend, Chris, who kept the shutter button going!

If you would like to schedule an appointment with me for your family portrait, I promise not to let you slip on the ice, but we can have some fun!

 


1 Comments:

  1. Jean Molodetz
    December 02, 2014

    LOVE IT! I think Matt slips on the ice is a keeper. He looks like a giant!


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