Since digital photography has become common there has also been many more people that are interested in photography. Since taking pictures is not expensive (just buying the great cameras is!) they take a lot of pictures and many of them have gotten very good at it. My "baby" sister is one of those people. She loves to take pictures, does a great job and has a nice camera. We have had her take family pictures for us several times now. When we work at having nice looking clothes and good backgrounds (which out in nature that comes pretty easily) we can get a very nice product - much better than the photo studio pictures!
This year we wanted to get a family picture and I thought it would be fun to do it with the fall leaves as a background. I planned to have my sister take them but it ended up that with her working and practicing for a play we wouldn't have been able to do them until this weekend and the leaves were falling fast and wintry weather was predicted (and it arrived today - we have cold snowy weather!). But thankfully there are other good photographers around. My sister-in-law (using my sister's camera) and our friend Benjamin (a young guy from church) were willing to be our photographers.
We had fun going out on my parents land, enjoying the beauty that God made and getting some pictures. Here are a few that were taken:
The photographers did a great job. Our biggest problem was people whose eyes like to close (Ken and I are the worst at this!) and some people (Aaron and Megan were are big culprits here) who like to make very strange faces.
|Aaron (9 soon)|
How blessed I feel with the family God has given me! I also feel blessed to live in such a beautiful place and have some great photographers around too.
Having friends take our picture saves us quite a bit of money especially when I find great deals for printing them too. I was happy to receive an e-mail today from Snapfish with a deal for 101 free photos (though I think I will have to pay shipping). That should take care of our Christmas cards! Yea!
I am linking this up to Frugal Friday at Life as Mom.