Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Family photos with a self time - can it be done?!

Okay. So have you ever tried to do your own family photos? If you're a photographer, I'm guessing you have. I don't know how many times we've tried to do our own family photos with a tripod and a self timer. I guess I have a hard time hiring a photographer when I am a photographer.

It's my parents 50th wedding anniversary, so I was asked for a family photo to include in a memory book. Hence the family photo dilemma. My family agreed (once again!) to try for a family photo. Nothing fancy, just get together in the backyard and take a few photos. (We're all dressed up because we had just gotten home from church). My husband told me I had five minutes - did I mention he hates having his photo taken? So I got about 5 clicks in, and this is what I got. Not bad for 5 clicks (and little head swapping), but not great either!

I guess it's time for me to hire a photographer to do our family photos (or at the very least, do a trade - hint, hint Boston photographers!). People, it's worth it!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Summer fun...

I was on a roll with blogging, and then I got busy with summer! Playing at the park, swimming at the beach, camps for kids, and doing who knows what else. It's fun to have no real plans and to just "wing it". And that's what this summer has been all about!

It's been pretty hot here in Boston, so I haven't been lugging around my camera as much as I should be. Of course I'm pretty quick with my handy dandy iphone! So that's all you get today - a day's worth of iphone photos.

First we hit the park, played hide-and-seek. Then we did a little running on the track - I of course lost because I was wearing inappropriate shoes. Next we went to the DeCordova Art Museum and Sculpture Park (you must go, it rocks!). Isn't summer grand?!