The outfits to pick and coordinate, the location to choose, and the vision to decide.
Don't get me wrong...I LOVE doing this and so far for the most part we have ended up with some definite keepers :)
But there is a story that takes place between pictures, smiling faces and runaway kids.
I'm here to tell mine lest ya'll believe I have this thing down to a science.
It took me 2 weeks....YES 2 weeks to get outfits together and coordinated to my liking.
Sometimes my music room looked a lot like this (don't correct my grammar here...I'm the mom and I can do what I want!)
No that's not me or my music room but you get the idea. :) (I'd love to have those legs though!)
After many switches and changes and scrummaging in closets (no I do not go out and buy everybody coordinating outfits) I settle upon the perfect picture taking duds and they wear them
I usually take all year to decide my vision....what I want for background and so on and so forth and (yes I have next year's already determined...call me crazy, my husband does).
Now on to the true story behind family photo shoots.....
let me just add here...please note that I look much more deadly and serious then my producer which leads me to the next photo that I won in the duel.
PRODUCER: "I don't get this...are you sure this is what you wanted? what's that smell? I think I'm in dog poop! yes I am...we are not doing this one again so you better hope it works the first time...."
DIRECTOR: "...yes this is what I wanted...it will be neat! and different! smile for the picture and don't ruin it! dog poop!!!!! reallly!!!! bahahahahhahahahhahahahahhahahaha!!!!!!!
KIDS:" we have the coolest parents EVER!"
and there you have it....the true story behind the family photo shoot.
Yes, we do it every year.
We are creating memories...some better than others but memories nonetheless....amiright?
so until next year