So why is an 8×10 $24?

October 3, 2010

in friends,Photography

Because it’s not just about the cost of the print…

It’s about loading the kids up…with the ladder and ottoman, because we have full intentions to jump a fence.

Unloading the circus…

Only to realize this isn’t the spot we want.

And because the kids are about to cry because the Mamas want to BREAK THE RULES by JUMPING THE FENCE!

(Oh yea, we do teach them how important it is to follow the rules.  :) )

So we drive around.

We even stop at people’s houses and ask them if we can jump their fence.  (They weren’t there by the way…or maybe they just didn’t answer the door…?  I have NO idea why!)

Forty-five minutes later we find a spot that we love and think will work, AND no rules have to be broken.

We get as many shots as we can.

We wrestle kids.

We distract them.

We bribe them.

We want to spank them, but that’ll make their eyes red in their pictures.

So we think of bigger bribes.

We load up the car when we’re finished.

Then I get the circus in bed, to edit pictures like this…

To get finished products like this…

And this…

And this…

It’s a fun job, but not always easy!

A little disclaimer…My own kids do not come on my shoots with me, and when I’m doing your family’s shoot we will not drive around for 45 minutes.  I’ve done that research.  Sometimes with my best friend.  And her kids.  And mine.

I will not promise, though, that I won’t ask you to jump a fence.  :)

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jana October 3, 2010 at 3:42 am

I love the pictures! I am so sad that my circus missed all the fun!

2 Lisa Perez October 3, 2010 at 10:28 pm

I LOVE this post!!! And the pictures turned out SO BEAUTIFUL!!! That’s where I want you to take our pics… You are so talented, sis!! :)

3 Candice October 4, 2010 at 9:47 pm

There is something about that second picture that reminds me so much of R’s Uncle Jason. I think it’s the way that he is smiling. Love the pictures, and I can’t wait until they are hanging on my wall in AZ!!

4 jen October 5, 2010 at 3:18 am

I must admit I take great pride in this post! Pride in my children. Pride in my friend. Pride in my friend’s children. Pride in the photographer AND editor. Pride that we can laugh and love and holler and bribe and cry (mamas more than babies). Pride that I have my Christmas pictures done already. And pride that these moments are captured forever! Thank you Allison!

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