Once upon a time. .
I worked on the yearbook staff as a photographer. .
I took photos and back in the day. .
developed the FILM. .
as well as the photos!
My favorite job was doing the group and club photos. .
and the homecoming candidate photos at the end of the year. .
Fast forward 20 years PLUS. .
It's been a LOOOOOOONNNNGG time. .
since I have been called to use my head in that manner. .
for more than a couple poses at a time.
So when my sister asked if I would take their family photos while they were down last weekend. .
I was excited about the task. .
That is. .
until we got up Saturday morning and it was 32 degrees when we were ready to shoot them. .
(the photos that is, not the children. .or on second thought. .never mind)
anyone that knows much about photography KNOWS that there are only a few certain hours of the day that work well for taking photos. .
And our Halloween party was scheduled to take place during half of them!!
These three monkeys were NOT. .
in the LEAST bit. .
interested in posing. .
without coats or gloves. .
in Aunt Mel's yard!
And things MIGHT have gotten testy a time or two!!
after weeding out about 124 photos with half opened eyes, eyes looking somewhere other than where they were supposed to. .and growl-y smiles that were smiles in shape only. .
I think. .
everyone turned out good. .
They were glad to oblige to my sister's instruction to act silly. .
And this. .
is actually my very favorite photo. .
Because that is SO them!!
By the end, my brother in law (forever NOW known as the "whoopie cushion") was getting into the photo-with-his-wife thing. .
And we enjoyed just shooting the two of them. .
Maybe no one but me is crazy about the spent flowers in the foreground. .
but I rather like them!
Jeremy pulled out his model A (actually, HE was even the one to suggest it). .
and we used it for several more photos. .
Of course, Chris didn't think there was enough of it showing in the above photo. .
so I had to back up. .
and get the whoooooooole car!!
I also had to ask him to remove his hand from my sister's butt. .
and we took another one. .
but apparently I got confused as I uploaded the photos to the blog. .
and you get the PG-13 rated one!