Every year we do well if we are able to get one family photo session. We usually do it in November (or if we are really late, December) to be used for our Christmas card. And every year, Reggie and I have some type of disagreement right up until the moment we snap the photo. Then we get positioned. Set the timer (Reggie has taken all of our past Christmas photos). Smile. Marvel at how well the pictures turned out in spite of us. And, then vow to do it differently the next year. Every. Year.
This past year, we had the sense to realize there was no way we could do the timer thing – not with three little ones. So, we enlisted a friend (thanks Curtis!!). Mostly to take the photos, but also as a safeguard against arguing (just keeping it real…) You’ve seen some of those:
|Session 1: Point Richmond, California|
Once we started planning Operation Eastward, we thought it would be a fun opportunity to take photos with our siblings’ families in both Tennessee and in North Carolina (although the TN shoot grew a bit). So, we did it. For the first time ever, I participated in (and lived thru) three Christmas photo shoots, in 3 different states:
|Session 2: Johnson City, TN with Reggie’s family|
|Session 3: Cary, NC with my sister and her family.
Yes, we’ve got a lot of kids 😀