I keep beating myself up about not being better about getting the boys' pictures taken regularly. I started out really good by getting them at 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 1 year. Then it just sort of stopped. I was looking through there old 6 and 9 month pictures that actually got copied to the computer and had a wonderful time laughing at the 400 bad pictures taken just to get 1 good one! I also remembered WHY I have been reluctant to head back to a studio again. Here are some of my favorite awful pictures!!!
Lets start with the obvious. How do you get 3 kids to look in the same direction and look happy all at the same time. You don't. So it should be said that I don't blame the photographer...entirely.
At 6 months the boys were just starting to sit up on their own and naturally all of them couldn't sit up for 3 seconds, look at the camera, and smile all at the same time so you have to improvise. Here are the boys laying down. Just kind of haphazardly laid on a sheet...love the photographer's foot in the bottom corner.
This was the 19 year old photographer's (we were at Sears) attempt at an artistic picture. I think the boys are very confused and so am I! Which way should I hang this picture? Again, notice they are laying down.
Ok. Lets try some with them sitting up. Ah, the memories...3 boys and their parents' arms. We have several pictures like this!
Another obstacle to face when photographing multiples is dealing with the well intentioned SLOW photographer. They try to get you to do a million poses, purchase a million photos, do a million add-ons. Enough already!!! They are just doing their job but cannot fathom what is going on in your head..."stop talking, doesn't she know they needed to eat 15 minutes ago?" Unless you have multiples you have no idea the anxiety of being OFF SCHEDULE!
9 month pictures were a nightmare. The boys were mobile but not steady enough to stand on their own...but mobile enough to refuse to sit still. If I remember correctly, one of the photographers called in sick so one poor girl was taking all of the pictures. We waited in the lobby for over an hour before we got in to take these beauties.
The chair isn't working lady. Let's move on.
Although Evan may have a future as a weather man...the green background and goofy rock aren't working. Keep moving....
Ah ha, some finished collages to look at. These look pretty good...oh wait, there are 2 pictures of the same baby in the bucket. That's Isaac in the top and bottom corner, poor little Evan got left out of this one! Needless to say we stay away from the collages they put together for us:)