Sometimes it is just a good idea to leave things to a professional...
Like plumbing... brain surgery... and taking our family picture. Those sorts of things.
Think about it this way:
- I have a camera remote.
- I have a tri-pod.
- I have a basic knowledge of how my camera works.
- I know what I like.
- I take a lot of pictures.
- I kinda know how to use photoshop.
That does not make me a professional.
Most of the time it just makes me tired running back and forth from the camera to the photo-spot.
It seems like lately my family self-portrait sessions often end up being minor feats of acrobatics.
I'm not that limber.
Does that mean that we should rush out and fork-over large amounts of money every couple months for a "pro" and a new batch of breathtaking pictures of our flock?
Remember, everything has it's season.
And the season to let someone else behind the camera while we focused only on wrangling our three wiggly turkeys was upon us.
Our friend Eric is on his way to being a professional photographer.
And he is good.
Here are a few of my favorites amongst his shots of us.
And guess what?
It was he and April's idea to do this whole family-photo swap in the first place...
Poor things, they didn't know what they were in for!
I don't know how we'll trick him into taking our family pictures next year!
Who takes your family pictures? Does your flock behave? Or is it like pulling teeth? Go ahead, entertain me with your photography session stories! Romantic? Horrific?... I'm game!
Limber Lack in NE
P.S. Here are a few that I snapped along the way of my little brood. They make me happy...