Okay, we took our three lovely cherubs (see above) for Christmas portraits. My son, Matthew, on the left, is a spirited 22 months old. The twins turned 9 months yesterday.
I envisioned this beautiful experience, Matthew sitting in the middle, hugging either twin, amidst a snowy background.
What I got was each twin trying to crawl away and my son tearing up the studio. Literally. The studio (at a large chain store) was putting up its holiday decorations, and Matthew spotted the box, tore into it, and spread out the contents everywhere. Everywhere.
When we first got there, the lady said to him, “Oh! You’re so cute! I just want to take you home!” Well, by the end, she said, “I really thought I wanted to take him home.”
I’m not going to go through the laundry list of things my son touched and/or destroyed, but we got pictures. So that was good. I still, to this day, have only been able to get all 3 into a picture once. Once.
Someday I will? Maybe? I am seriously considering finding a private family photographer, because the whole corporate photo studio thing puts me off a bit. Also, I feel if the babies spent more time with someone and they developed a rapport, portraits would be much easier. My husband’s family is all on the West Coast, and mine here on the East Coast, so I really like to have great pictures to send them, and I’m not sure a corporate outfit suits our needs right now.
Also, I am SO THRILLED about my 12 Days of Christmas. I am having guest posters writing holiday posts for the 12 days before Christmas, and have a few great prizes as well, so I’m really excited.
I do, however, feel like we’re skipping right over Thanksgiving this year to Christmas. One of my local stations is playing nonstop Christmas music already, so I guess we’ve arrived.
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