This past fall holiday season I shot a ton of families. Some with pets, some with lots of kids, some with screaming kids, and some with kids on the spectrum. I walked away from all of those shoots happy because I love what I am doing and I usually leave with a funny story or two (all the dogs got loose and bolted after that cute golden retriever or when the log I was standing on was crushed under my considerable weight and I fell and then realized my foot was still stuck in the log.) However, I dread and I mean DREAD taking my own family’s holiday pictures. Nothing ever seems to go right, attitude is flying all over the place and to get a group shot of us I use my timer and then I run into the picture. It’s 30 minutes of chaos and its my only chance to get my shots. Some years I’m lucky and some I’m not.
This is a shot that did not make the holiday card. Lindsay vetoed it but I love it.
Here’s how most of the pictures look.
Here’s an example of a bit of attitude from our Christmas tree hunting day.
There was some beautiful light in Half Moon Bay that day and quick run with my favorite son.
Please go check out my friend Gail Pomare who lives just down and around the bay. I can’t wait to see her family, too!