Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Photo shoot

The Boover bunch
My dear friend, Suzanne, is a very talented (and patient) photographer. We had a photo shoot with her this last weekend. When she left I was so upset. I was sure that we wouldn't get one good picture with everyone looking happy. We had not been the most cooperative models. Maddie and Sophie loved it. Ella did not want to take pictures. She wanted down. She cried most of the time. Jack kept asking when will we be done....Hilton pinched him...Jack cried and then we were all begging him to smile for the next picture. Aren't family portraits great?

Suzanne posted a few on her website for us to preview. I almost cried. She is a miracle worker...she shot at just the right times. I am sooooo happy! I love this picture.

Suzanne asked if we had a favorite family spot....a place where we hang out. I told her our bed. She said she had been wanting to do a bed shot. Sometimes I long for more privacy, but my heart puffs up when I look at this picture. This is the place we all climb up and hang out. We watch movies This picture will be a priceless memory!

Growing up, my dad used to take pictures of us all the time. We complained. Frowned. Squirmed. Pinched each other. Argued. Flat out refused. We gave him a hard time. One day he stopped taking our pictures. He vowed never to take pictures of us again. I see how he was driven to that. I was so frustrated Friday during our "photo shoot", but Suzanne never lost her cool or patience. She didn't seem bugged at all. She did her thing...and obviously she did it well. I am thrilled to have some professional pictures of my sweet (seeing their cute pics made me forget how crazy irritated I was with them) family! Thanks, Suzanne.


Bethny said...

I love, love, love your family photos. Suzanne did a great job but ya'll are cuties too.
Love, B

Music Mama said...

GORGEOUS!! And that picture on the bed is priceless. You'll definitely cherish the "real" documentation of life. Proof, as I like to think of it :) Beautiful family and photos!! xoxo

Cyndi said...

Em, You should be jumping up and down at how fantastic the pictures turned out---they are PERFECT! Love you

My little family

My little family
This is my beautiful, little family- Hilton, Emily, Jack ( 7), Sophie (4), Maddie (9) & Sam (11). Aren't the azaleas gorgeous? This was taken Easter sunday at my mom's house. The dogwoods and azaleas were in spectacular bloom.