Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fun Family Pictures

 The past several years I have done our family pictures myself with a tripod and I really didn't enjoy it because it is so hard to get the shots that I wanted.  Last year I knew with a child in the mix that a tripod would be too stressful, so I asked my hubby's sister to come along and be my assistant and she was much more able to get the shots that I wanted and could never have gotten with a tripod.  I seriously love her because I get to meter the shot, put her where I want and she gets the shot perfectly...really, she is such a blessing and makes these sessions virtually stress free for all of us!  Plus she's just fun to have her around and Daisy adores her Auntie:). Thank you Jess!

I browsed Pinterest for family picture ideas but, I really wanted to come up with something creative...I have to say the exercise ball idea was a last minute thought as I ran out the door and saw them in the office as I passed by.  The pictures with them crack me up, because it is so unexpected and silly to see something like that in a picture and I only wish I had remembered to get a family shot on the exercise balls.  LOL.  Daisy was asleep in the car when we first arrived so we parked the car like literally right next to us and Joey and I were able to get a few pictures without her which was nice as we haven't done that in a while.

I edited these pictures a bit bright, over the top fun, because I have been wanting some really colorful pictures for our hallway collage.  I'm excited to get them printed and finally fill the four empty frames that I have to stare at everyday!  Oh and the best trick to get Daisy to sit still now is to give her a package of smarties.  Granted the downside is that she doesn't want to look up at the camera, because the candy in her hand is far more interesting....hmmmm....

This first picture cracks us up as you just never know quite how a picture is going to turn out until you see them afterwards and this just turned out plain funny. lol



This was the only picture that Daisy looked at the camera and gave a happy face.  Love it!
See the little smarty package in her hands....yup, she was very happy:)

Me and my beautiful sister Jessica.  I've known her for nearly 12 years now and I am so thankful for the friendship we have and that she lives here in NC.  Very thankful to have family so close by.  Please forgive this horribly over exposed shot. I liked it regardless. :)

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27 comments:

  1. Oh my word, these photos are so stinkin' cute!! I love your shoes BTW! :)

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  2. You are so fun! These should go perfectly in your hall photo collage.

    I do just love the color, but I have learned I tend to like back lit photos and Bright, bold, urban photos.

    Great location too!!

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  3. These really are so much fun! she did a fantastic job!

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  4. These are awesome! I totally need to do this with my husband and boys.

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  5. Those look great!! I love the one with Daisy on the windowsill smiling

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  6. LOVE these photos! What fun for you hallway!! You have me thinking now:-) The one of daisy smiling is great! Is that a stool from michaels perhaps?

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  7. you are quite the photo artist...I love this building, great place to shoot. Love the picture of you and your sis too!

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  8. Beautiful photos!! The contrast is just gorgeous!

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  9. Awe... Casey! how fun!!! love these pictures.

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  10. These are GREAT! I need to do this- I have been meaning to for so long now. I love ALL OF THESE Casey! Well done!

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  11. The three of you are just too stinkin' cute! (If your sister-in-law ever feels like coming to El Paso to help me with some family photos of my own, let me know! ;D)

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  12. Great photos! New follower here. Looking forward to reading your blogs in the future.

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  13. These are all fantastic! I LOVE the pic with Daisy on the stool - that is too adorable!! I would give anything for good family pics - Michael doesn't like having his pic taken worse than me so he usually makes a goofy face...then I might get one good pic of him. :(

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  14. So good! You guys are a beautiful family. Love that area you chose to do the pictures. Very cool!

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  15. Just came across ur blog and I love it. reading your posts makes me feel so happy! I have a 8 month old and I am very overwhelmed! Is there a way to email u directly?

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  16. Oh my I love the family photo shoot, so cute! :-D I am trying to convince my husband to do the same, he has some crazy pet peeve about photographers.

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  17. FANTASTIC photos! You three are a cute lil family :)

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  18. Cute Cute Cute! Love the balls and the one with Daisey sitting on the yellow stool

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  19. Gorgeous photos!!!! I love all of them!!!

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  20. So sweet! Love the colors!

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  21. These are awesome! I love the bright color of the exercise balls! So cute!

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  22. Great photos as always though Casey! Really loved the one with her smiling, in my opinion it was the winner shot. Although the exercise balls were pretty funny!

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  23. Your pictures are awesome! Looks great!

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  24. These are fantastic! Love the location...it made for a really interesting back drop! These are going to look brilliant on your walls!

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