Ever since Shutterfly let me do a giveaway (congrats to Tammy!) I’ve been planning to take family pictures. I watched their cute video about Family Photo Day and realized it would be pretty easy to take a unique family picture. I’d dream of simple backdrops and little fun props. “Let’s make a giant chalkboard and draw things on it!” I’d think. “Everyone in red and holding jingle bells!”
But it never happened. I just didn’t have time between school and filling shop orders and taking naps.
So this morning I cupped my hands to my mouth and shouted, “FAMILY PICTURES IN TWENTY MINUTES!!”
We dragged a couple of bales of hay over to our red storage building, hung last year’s wreath on the door and called it done. Line up kids….let’s take your picture. We did have fun despite my constant, “Levi, take the hay out of your mouth! Noah, don’t tilt your head so much!”
I still have to edit the good pictures pictures, but here are a couple of the rejects.
I will definitely be printing some of this morning’s pictures through Shutterfly. Just not these two.
A couple of nights ago I got to hang out with some local bloggers and share ideas for family photos. I learned some great tips on nearby places that are good for pictures and maybe next year I will actually do that. It was so nice to sit and talk and enjoy a meal together.
I hope you will take some family pictures this year. If you can’t make it just like your dreams then just stop everything one day and do it. BAM!
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This is a sponsored post, but all opinions and pictures of children are my own.