Sunday, October 28, 2012

Family Pictures

Family pictures were delayed a week due to a last minute trip to San Francisco Jared had to take.  With 2 14-month-olds and 2 6-year-olds, we realized it would take a miracle to get everyone looking at the camera and smiling at the same time.

It turned out that we got a couple decent pictures of the entire family.  Kate West, our photographer, has some great landscape on and around her property.

Getting good pictures of kids individually and in small groups was lots easier!  Jacob was especially smiley, wanting to show off his Jack 'o Lantern smile.

Kate and Liam's pictures were much less posed.  Since they've been able to walk, that's really all they want to do, so to get a good picture of them, we need to just follow around and guide them into a good spot!

Kate loves her 'pretty-pretty-pretty" (a.k.a. her necklace), so we figured she should wear it for the family pictures.  She has lots of cute expressions... 

and defiant ones too!

We got some cute sibling pictures, too.  We took lots of other combinations, but it seemed that adding an extra child into the picture made it 50 times more difficult to get a good picture!

There were a few pumpkins that the babies found and carried around the yard.  This is where Kate learned to say "mah-kee" (pumpkin).

At the end, we realized we hadn't taken any pictures of us together.  We love this picture!  Not seen in the picture are the two crying babies trying desperately for attention, grabbing at our knees!


Sarah said...

I LOVE all of the pictures. I really love the picture of the two of you. You both look adorable:) Dani...are you wearing jeggings??

Jessica said...

I think they turned out so good! I love the first one! Love how they show the kids personalities! Miss you guys!

ANJ said...

i especially love the one of you, J&D, at the end :)

Anonymous said...

I agree that last one is a winner!
Some really good shots of the kids too!