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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My Family Portraits (San Antonio Portrait Photographer)

I love my job....LOVE LOVE LOVE it!  But photographing my own family is about as challenging as it gets.  Let me paint you a picture:  Sunday morning 6am- I am up getting showered and ready to look as good as I can look for a family portrait. 6:45am-My kids are up getting dressed...or rather I am getting them dressed myself since they are too tired (aka lazy) to do it themselves.  Get Jacob up, fed, dressed, medication. Trey can get himself ready and does a great job helping me get the kids ready too...He deserves some credit here!
Get my camera, CF cards ready, batteries charged, etc.  Load up the car.  I am in charge of coffee (why do I do this to myself?) so we take a detour to Starbucks to get a Traveller.  Live and learn...Travellers should be called in ahead of time...15 minutes later, a Pumpkin Spice Nonfat Latte and a Traveller and we are off to Guadalupe River State Park!
I made it on time!!  Whatever happened to the cool weather we had?  Humid and hot and I am sweating my rear end off (oh...I wish) layered in a sweater jacket to hide the multitude of chocolate and lack of working out that I do. My sweet friend Karrie is there to photograph this crowd...Mom and Dad...Brother/Wife/Two Grown Boys...Single Sister...Sister/Husband/Four Boys ages 4-14...Me/Trey/Three Boys with bad attitudes and One with obsessive-compulsive chewing disorder!  We are a sight to see!
My mother has some trouble walking down all the rough terrain and is quite funny to see a train of people coming down the hill to get her to the water's edge.
Luckily my brother's two boys brought their sweet girlfriends who sang(if you can call it that), did power ranger kicks, climbed trees and almost anything else to get these little boys to smile.  Ahhhh the fun!
To top all of this off, Jacob (with the OCD biting disorder) bites my mother right on the leg...drawing blood and a few tears.  Needless to say, we are DONE! 
Fun times!  And luckily we have some awesome photos of the whole event, since it might be awhile until we attempt this again.
So, if you are thinking your brood is just not photo worthy, THINK AGAIN!  I have seen it all and my family generally is worse than any other family I have ever photographed.  Call me today to book a session that will freeze time and create a wonderful memory that you can cherish....or at least laugh about later!


  1. Wow what an experience you will treasure forever!! Everyone should be encouraged to this with their families at least once! Mmmm gotta love that Pumpkin Spice Latte my Fav this time of year :)

  2. The portrait looks awesome! Show us some more! ( :