A while ago we took some photos with our new friend Amy for our second annual holiday card. I proclaimed my change in heart about holiday cards last year and I gotta say, my love for them has only grown since. And once again, I blame Crosby. I think I speak for every parent in America when I’ll take any opportunity to say, LOOK AT HOW CUTE MY KID IS! No but seriously, how cute is my kid?
Here are my thoughts on taking photos with a toddler. Don’t. I’m JUST KIDDING! Photoshoots with toddlers are a blast!!! ::side-eye::
Revelation time. Before I had Crosby, I would look at other folk’s family photos in which everyone was smiling/looking at the camera and think, oh what a cute family. And then I’d move on with my life. Now that I have my own tiny little gremlin, I fully understand what a miracle it is to get a decent family photo. It takes just the right combination of patience, flexibility, a sense of humor, a four-leaf clover, a genie in a bottle, a sprinkling of unicorn dust, and a jug of Carlo Rossi. And a kick-ace photographer who gave us a great shoot while teaching us basic tips for landscape photography at the same time. Luckily, my personal preference for family photos are more candid/lifestyle shots than super posed. So I don’t feel too much pressure to get a perfect photo of all of us smiling at the camera while wearing matching denim shirts and making a human pyramid in front of waterfall. Or something. Though that does sound like fun…. Anyways! Even though Crosby was quite squirrely when we took these photos, we still had a ton of fun bebopping around our neighborhood and cheesin’ it up.
Ok, here we go. There are quite a few, so. See ya.
You did it! We did it!
And thanks so much, Amy!