A family photo fail.
Quite funny though… Definitely a keeper!
Sometimes photos just don’t work. Many of you post comments like, “So many great photos, you guys are so lucky!” Well, the truth is that it’s not always easy to get “great photos”, especially when your toddler just simply refuses to co-operate. We don’t really have anyone we can turn to here for natural family photos so we always try to take our own photos. Lately that has meant very few photos since it is hard to set up the tripod and get Elijah to sit with us. With the crowds of Chinese onlookers that we usually attract, getting Eli to stay focused is even more difficult. It sounds mean, but I just want to shout, “Go Away!”
On this particular day, Elijah was NOT impressed that we wanted him to stop exploring and pose in pictures with us. In fact, that picture above was IT! That was the best family photo we got. As you can tell, we really NAILED IT! We were going for something that gives you warm and fuzzy feelings. Orange leaves all over the place, a warm glow around us, and all of us looking like we were having the time of our lives… But I guess this picture sums up what Elijah was really feeling on this day. We tried pictures in the leaves, but he dug to the bottom and tried to eat the dirt, then I found a dead bird so we moved location. We tried in front of a beautiful tree but he wasn’t interested. Our last desperate attempt was on a side road, on some steps, with yellow leaves scattered all around us. ^^^ These guys got it right! That photo was taken by Crystal Madsen. She’s clearly got this Family Photo taking thing down to the T!
But hey, our little kiddo wasn’t having it, so what can we do!? When we looked at the camera screen and saw the winning picture, Justin and I burst out laughing, and decided to call it a day! You win some, you lose some!
Another winner – NAILED IT!
And look at the lip in this one…