Friday, December 28, 2012

Not A Walk In The Park

The Friday before Christmas, my Daughter and her family met up with me at a neighborhood park to take some photos.  Seems her busy schedule had left her with no time to have Christmas photos done and she needed something quick.  Talk about last minute, not to mention pressure.  I was game to try.

Have you ever taken kids to a park, on a gorgeous, sunny, cool day and asked them to be still?  Not an easy task for them, or an inexperienced person trying to take photos, either.

My youngest Son is very supportive of my photography and gave me two books for Christmas, specifically for my camera.  I'm in the process of reading the first one... and it makes more sense than anything else I've seen so far.  I wish I'd had it before I tried the Christmas photos.  Perhaps I could have figured out how to get sharper focus, as well as dealing with the bright sunlight and everyone looking so washed out, although I don't think it would have helped with getting the youngest one to cooperate.  Maybe next time will be better on both counts!


My Daughter was quite forgiving of them not being perfect!



 

40 comments:

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

LOL! It looks like you had your hands full taking those shots! They came out lovely though.

middle child said...

And so....you ended up getting some awesome pictures!!!! Am proud of you.

Barbara Shallue said...

These are awesome! Although your daughter doesn't look old enough to be a mother to those three kids!! Let me know the name of the book your son got you. How sweet!!

Saara said...

These photos are full of life! My favorites are those, where the little one is "running away". Lovely!

chana meddin said...

What a HOOT! You got "real life!" Lots of fun, spirit, and interaction, I LOVE THEM all...and think they almost work better as a group than as any one individual shot because together they tell a story about relationships, kids, and what happens when they all get together in a park on a beautiful day! BRAVO! You will learn much from books, but don't learn so much that you stop experimenting for fear of "making a mistake" because those "mistakes" - and I speak from decades of (long ago) past experience, can be the best shots of your life! What I love best in your photography is that it brings out the child in YOU, too!

Jacquelineand.... said...

These are wonderful photos! Nothing is better than catching the real personalities, what memories you've made!

Nancy Claeys said...

These are amazing! I took a few Christmas photos at my mom's house, but they were horrible. I'm not very good at portrait work.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

I think these are great Cora!!!
I am green with envy. I am still trying to understand all buttons and settings on my t3i.

I love the photo's where the little one just can't be still or smile.yo caprured a family very well.
Beautiful.

Mamma has spoken said...

I think they're great too! It's pictures like this that a few years from now, everyone will look back on and remember the time with laugh and giggles.

Sally said...

LOVE these! Each one. I don't see how they could have been better; real life, real family, beautiful subjects. :)

xoxo

Gigi said...

Perfection. Now, are you willing to come here and take our pictures?

Hartwood Roses said...

So cute!! Pictures tell a story of a moment in time ... and these are perfect.

Lori G said...

These photo's are priceless!
Awesome job MsA.
It's all about what you've captured & that couldn't be any clearer! Absolutely Beautiful!!

Katie said...

Oh, these are great! They tell such a story! Well done!

P.S. What books did you get? I'd love to know!

Nellie said...

These pictures are absolutely wonderful! That grandson had other things on his mind, though.:-) You have a beautiful family.

Deborah said...

That little boy! I am laughing so hard right now! I love all of these photos. Awesome!

YeamieWaffles said...

Love all of these photos Miss A, it's awesome to read that your son is so supportive and bought you these books. You're so good at photography that it's a shame if it was to be wasted on anything, great post.

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Awesome!!!!!!! They look wonderful and your grandson is adorable. You did an awesome jib and can't wait to see pics for next year.

Karen said...

LOL.. LOVE the pic where mom is fed up and Tink is pointing at sister.

AWESOME!!!!.....

So. Cal. Gal said...

Love these (as usual)! And your daughter is so pretty. Must take after her mom. : D

Chatty Crone said...

Well I think you did an awesome job - you have a beautiful family. sandie

#1Nana said...

Great pictures! The little one's personality really comes through.

Peggy K said...

You got it goin' on, my dear!!! Great pics! But you've set the hook with me...what's the book you are reading that makes a whole lot of sense! I want to take pics like you!!

pembrokeshire lass said...

They are lovely photos. I so like the more relaxed than formal. I especially like the one with he little one walking away! Joan

SweetMarie said...

What a lovely family you have! That little boy sure seems like a fun little rascal!!! :) I'm glad you got some books on photography. You are already fabulous at taking pictures! Happy Sunday to you!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

You have a beautiful family. The last picture is perfect here.

Happy New Year's, MsA.

xoRobyn

Betty Manousos said...

what a beautiful family you have!
you're so so blessed.
loved looking at your pictures, each one of them is a keeper.

big hugs~

Annmarie Pipa said...

5 smiling faces on the same photo...you have got to win some sort of prize for that accomplishment!!!
loved your pics!

The Empress said...

Absolutely beautiful.

The moment captured, the faces: so real.

You done good, Granny. I would love these pictures.

xo

Lynn Proctor said...

lovely pics and a beautiful family!!--happy new year ms. a :)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I really love these! Their personalities really pop!

Furry Bottoms said...

BEAUTIFUL FAMILY!!! The oldest daughter is the splitting image of her mother. I had to giggle at the little boy-- I can just imagine the difficulty in keeping him still! He is spitting to burst! Your photography skills are amazing.

BlueShell said...

Lovely and tender...

Happy New Year, full of joy, health and God’s Blessings!
BShell

lotta joy said...

Honey, I sure envy your ability to have such beautiful children who have such beautiful children! and it's easy to pick out the squeaky wheel of the bunch. *not saying another word* LOL

CiCi said...

Having not tried group shots much, I don't think any photos I could take would turn out as well as yours. I personally think these are great. It may be the models you paid to pose for you. Smile. Or it may be your natural talent. Whatever, I like these pictures very much. The one with them each doing their own thing is the super duper pick of the day.

George said...

I think you did a great job with these pictures, even if the little one didn't always want to cooperate. I really like the candid shots you got.

Ana Eugénio said...

I think you got it! I love the last one where they're all together. so funny. you have a beautiful family sweetie :) happy 2013.. xxo

troutbirder said...

A fine looking crew indeed!

Farida said...

These are lovely photos! You have a beautiful family too. I hope you enjoyed the time with your daughter no matter how brief it was. Happy New Year, Ms A! :)

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Such a beautiful family and your photographs are amazing!!!