We didn't do Christmas pictures this year. The holidays just snuck up on us and we ran out of time. We decided we would rather wait until after the season than be rushed through like cattle. I was really glad we did. We had the whole studio to ourselves. It was great. We may do it like this every year. Or maybe we will be a little more on the ball next year and get it done earlier.
This was the time I was either going to fall back in love with Sears portrait studio or we were going to start going somewhere else. We had a couple of bad sessions at the portrait studio where we used to live. You can't just look at a one year old and tell them to smile. They won't. It's a fact. I know this because our photographer tried repeatedly. Anyway I fell back in love. Our photographer did such a nice job. So here they are.We cropped out his foot in the ones we printed but couldn't do that on the website.I love this picture of Anna. I was wondering when we got there how she would do. She is usually a little clingy in unfamilar situations. She did wonderful. It took her a few minutes to warm up to the photographer. Anna didn't want Tara (the photographer) to touch her. It was actually pretty funny.I love this picture of them.
And finally, as she was posing us for this shot I was thinking I would love it. That is would probably be the one we ordered. It is playful and fun. I love that Anna is sitting on my back. I thought it would be great. But unfortunately I guess I am not as playful and fun as I thought. I like everything about the picture except me. I look like I am straining to hold my head up. And I couldn't figure out what to do with my hands. What do you think?
If you are unfortunate enough to be related to me, you can expect to have your very own copy of these picture soon. Because I feel everyone wants a copy of my family on their walls. I got life size wall hangings of each picture for everyone. I figured that is what you would want. I am giving a little heads up so you clean off your walls to make room. I am considerate like that.