Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fall Fotos- take 1

Let me start off by saying, "Hats off to those of you that take pictures for clients". 

I'm just taking pictures of my kids, for myself, grandparents and aunties.  Not to mention, my editing software (picnik) is a piece of cake to use.  In a short time, I had approx. 130 pics.  Then came home and started the editing process.  (aka deleting) ;)  My pictures are far from anything professional, nor do my editing skills amount to much.  But even using my beginner editing skills, on 130+ pics, equals A.L.O.T. of time.  I can only imagine the amount of time and effort that goes into clients photos.  (Remind me next time to hire you, and save me a couple steps next time) :)

The other week I realized the kids wall photos were already a year old.  I inwardly cringed at the thought of doing updated pictures.  Getting 4 kids to cooperate in one picture can be... interesting to say the least.  I never learn to organize these shoots when Daddy is home, that would be too easy.  So with a little bribery encouragment, I hauled the kids to a nearby park.
Overall, the kids were cooperative.  Just on their timing, not Mommy's.
While some shots won't make it enlarged on the wall, I may put them into a collage, as they capture their personalities to a T.  I'm learning that while perfectly posed shots look great, they just are not my children.
And to be honest, I like the shots that show who they really are.  After all, I know my kids are not perfect.  And I want to remember them exactly as they are.
Absolutely Adorable.
"Cheese!  Can we get our Happy Meal now?  Please?"

22 comments:

Tim and Melissa said...

Haahaa...that last line did me in!

p.s.-you did an AMAZING job....hats off to YOU!

NanaK said...

they are adorable, Heather, and they did great!!! *as did their mommy* :D I hope I am included in the "aunties" do greats count!?!?

thisbpat said...

Those are so good. Love the one of John, his pose is so cute.

Stacy@{share and remember} said...

Very nice! Some of my favorites are the ones I've taken myself. (and I can do it a lot more often)

Burchibunch said...

They turned out great! The last one of the 4 of them is really cute! Im impressed that you managed to get 4 to cooperate! Im still having a hard time with 2!

kaymarvt said...

I think they turned out Great! Good Job! :)

Heather T said...

cute pics! they turned out great!:0)

Lindsay said...

awesome job! yes, photographing small children is NOT an easy task... i've only done mine so far, and madison was (IS!) such a wiggle-worm that i didn't even get a good photo for her first birthday. had to wait for her 18-month attempt (which i got one useable one from). happy meals are an awesome bribe... er, encouragement :)

Jen said...

These ones are GOOD!! So...the collage you're talking about...I look forward to seeing what's a part of THAT! :) Thanks for sharing!!

Alison said...

These are so sweet Heather! Love the pics you sent too! Great job!

Darcie said...

Cute! Cute! Cute!

Jenny said...

I especially like the one of John.
And I love what you bribed them with!!! It's so us.

Matt, Ashley & Alexus said...

Awwwwww Heather! They are completely adorable! Great great job!

Neisha said...

these are great! I love the ones that show who they really are too. That's the way I do it with my kids too

Ben, Kara, Taylor and Hailey said...

these turned out great! very cute!

Boppa and G'ma S. said...

I picked up my copies of the pictures today at WalMart and they turned out great!! You did a great job!! :) I'll let you know which ones for the wall. Not going to be an easy decision.

Elissa & Logan said...

Can I just say that your kids are CUUUUUTE? Great job...I hope you got a happy meal outta the deal, too ;)
or at least a hot fudge sundea!

Joe and Heather said...

Very cute pictures! They look professional to me =)

mom 2 4J's said...

I think they are fabulous, and they look very professional. The kids look so cute and the lighting was perfect! Great job:-) I know that dread you're talking about. Our last family picture is a year old too. I love fall pictures. Now the boys dislike having their picture taken. Happy meal bribery just won't cut it anymore:-( Maybe something for hunting season?!

The J's said...

You did great, and they're SO cute!
I know just how hard it is...I've taken my kids's pix for years now, and I've also learned that generally I like them much better after a little time is past, and look back at them. Maybe by then I forgot a bit how much I wanted to clobber them when they didn't behave for me! :D

Aleigh said...

These pictures are awesome!!! :) I love all of them!

Lani said...

So sweet. Love the pictures. And I'll take a Happy Meal, too, please. Cheeseburger and fries and a chocolate milk for a girl. ;)