18 November 2014

M Family Pics 2014

You guys.  I don't even know what to say.

As I mentioned before, we had our annual family pictures taken last weekend.  After an afternoon of rushing to get ready, driving to Ridley Creek State Park, awaking 3 out of the 4 kids that fell asleep in the car, trying to make them "picture ready" while dealing with their "I'm tired"(s) and their "I'm hungry"(s), chasing down a rambunctious 2 year old, making sure none of the kids are kidnapped, trying to get them to smile, trying not to have them roll down the leaf hill (Reid) and/or jump off the stone wall (Reid again) and remembering to get all the shots we want to try to take all while not saying "fuck it, let's just leave." That is picture day for us, in a nut shell.  I feel anxious and stressed out the rest of the night. (And immediately head for the wine rack.) I drive away from the session hoping for ONE GOOD SHOT.  Just one.  It's seriously one of the most dreaded days of the year for us.  And it's not because I don't absolutely LOVE to see Stephanie Glover every single chance I get, but because the day is fucking exhausting. 

But the result?  Breathtaking.  And that's why we do it.  I mean, this picture right here???

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You have GOT to be kidding me with this one.  It's a picture that I will treasure forever and ever.

Stephanie, thank you so much for putting up with our crazy family year after year.  You've captured some of my greatest moments, and I'll never be able to give you back what you have given to me. I have so much love for you!

And with that, some of my favs from our session on November 9th...
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Sorry, not sorry, for the picture overload.  There's even more than this, but I didn't want to over do it ;)

10 comments:

Jennifer said...

All of these are just perfect! Your outfits came together so nicely too!! How will you ever pic which ones to frame?

Madonna said...

Beautiful photos! I also dread picture day since I have a "devil child" who is a couple of months younger than Reid. But they keep our life interesting. ;-)

Sue King said...

omgosh, I can't stand how cute these pics are!!! Your family is beautiful! Your kids are gorgeous!

Becki said...

The universe is rewarding you for something MAJOR with these pictures! I can't even get a picture with two kids looking at the camera let alone 4 kids and two adults looking at the camera and all smiling! These are amazing!

Brooke Haas said...

First off, all of these pictures are so perfect! I love them all and the outfits look great. Also, I'm loving your first paragraph. The whole kidnapping and f*ck it... totally made my morning. Glad I'm not the only one who thinks these things. ;)

Brooke said...

Beautiful photos! As a child of parents with 4 kids...they did not take pics like this, wish they would have! Your kids will love to look back at them one day:)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures! I LOVE your honesty when it comes to how you truly feel about picture day. I'm right there with you and I only have 2 kiddos. You have a gorgeous family and Reid just looks ornery, reminds me of my youngest. :)

Anonymous said...

your family is so beautiful...from a complete stranger in MN. :)

Trish Anne said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Diana, Down Home Traveler said...

These are beautiful!

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