Melinda asked me to take a Christmas card family picture last weekend.
Of course it was cloudy and rainy all weekend.
Sunday morning we dashed over to a little spot I know of that had a few outbuildings on the property.
This is some one's private land.
This does not set well with Matthew.
He is a rule follower.
I like that about him.
Fortunately for Matthew, there was a for sale sign at the entrance to the property.
We could pretend we were buyers.
When he pulled in he was leery of doing the shoot there. I told him to turn the car around and
face it out the driveway for a quick getaway.
Here is a terribly overexposed shot of Matthew watching for the cops, or the landowners....
or a squirrel.
Katie came along to hold things for us.
She loved that! (sarcasm)
I brought a blanket because I am the queen of styling. (again more sarcasm)
I snapped 250 pictures in about ten minutes.
And because I was snapping so quickly and because my camera has been acting strange,
I had at least 80 overexposed pictures. (I think it's time to send the camera in for a tune up.)
Matthew has blossomed as a daddy.
I have just started editing the images Melinda chose.
It's fun and challenging.
Melinda and I laughed and laughed at this shot.
Laughing at yourself is healthy, don't you think?
Graham cracker cake.