We took a trip last month to California. My friend Shari Hansen took us to her secret spot on the beach and took our pics. I always have big ideas in my head about the laughter and joy my family will experience in the process of pictures. I don’t expect too much, just a bit of cooperation. They do well most of the time, but this day they were being silly, and I wanted a little more listening. After I requested that my husband have “a little chat” with the boys, they were slightly more cooperative. Really, I like candid images the best….I just don’t want to see the back of their heads. I just wanted a few posed to start with. I mean, isn’t it normal for every family to endure a family photo shoot
2-3 times a year every other year like I do with mine? Along with Shari, my hubby’s sister Karen came and snapped some of us (haven’t seen those yet) and after I simmered down a bit, all was well. I was mostly worried because we got there late and the light was going fast. No time for shenanigans. It was a lovely spot (a few other photographers thought so as well) and we were great entertainment with what looked like a first date having a picnic a few feet away from us (see one of the shots below).
Disclaimer~ I did not take any of the images below. They were all taken by Shari Hansen Photography (Huntington Beach, CA area). I, however edited them and placed my watermark on them because I don’t want my family images stolen from my site and used elsewhere…so don’t be fooled by my logo on the images;)
My boys…I love all 3 of their laughing smiles here.
At the time this was taken, I wasn’t very happy with the smirk/eye roll, but I kinda love it now:) These are the moments that I enjoy remembering.
My older daughter didn’t want to get her feet in the water because she knew the end result was sand sticking to her feet….I love these running shots.
Little one was so content on daddy’s shoulders…just chillin’
Those boys adore that baby girl…and I can’t believe she left that flower in her hair the whole time!
Maybe a little begging above…;) I got Sprinkles cupcakes for the first time ever. Though they were quite delicious, I’m not sure I tasted them fully with the mayhem around me.
Shari berry and me…I took her maternity pics that morning;)
Thank you, Shari!!! To see the images that she edited of our family from this shoot, see her blog here, Shari Hansen Photography.
P.S. I am guest posting over at Southern Lovely today. Lindsay’s blog is one that I discovered a while ago and really enjoy her ideas (favorites include: lima bean wreath, painted rug, braided flower necklace, painted shoes). Lindsay asked me to kick-off a series on her cute blog called What I know, and she has a whole lineup of great bloggers to guest post, through til December. So add her blog to your list to see what she has in store!