Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Family Pictures

Last week I told my mom that we were having family pictures with the Cranneys. My mom with sympathy simply said "Oh, family pictures are always so stressful." When she said this, all the years past of "your shirt doesn't match" "move over that way" "stop making faces Joseph! . . . Andrew!" "Mom, we can't have family pictures I'm 9 months pregnant" came back to my mind.

A few examples from the Donaldson's last attempt (this was right before I started dating Stephen):





and then again at our wedding:



But much to my surprise the Cranney pictures were practically painless. After the short photo shoot 30 feet from their house, there were a dozen great pictures similar to the one below. The few ruined pictures were the ADHD and awkward poses of Christian and mine. I guess some things don't change even with a changed last name.


7 comments:

Becca Bird said...

Rachel you are SO clever!You turn something boring into an absolutely delightful post! I love your blog.

hukolb said...

Oh, they are great! Its amazing how easy pictures can be without toddlers and older brothers:). You guys look great and I love the colors!

Ruth said...

ok, I admit to being the one complaining about being pregnant in all the family pictures, but really, the last two family pictures, I have been at least eight months pregnant - what kind of timing is that? ;) At least in the wedding one, I was three months post baby.

I like the Cranney family picture, very cute although you look a little emaciated. Doesn't Stephen feed you? Don't label little Christian as ADD just because he's a sweet lil' baby- consider yourself blessed.

Anonymous said...

very impressive to get that good a pic with that many people. i love the color scheme too--just the right amount of matchiness if you ask me!

Yulia Phelps said...

Rachel, very nice post and Cranney family picture is beautiful. I love the colors! Christian and his cousins are so close in age. That is adorable!

Mary said...

I know we are SO bad. I think I'm the worst with my super cheesy fake smile. My kids are the same way, which is why I have never been able to bring myself to pay for professional pictures. By the way, you look a lot like grammy V in the first one.

Elizabeth said...

It's so fun to see all these pictures! Nothing is better then family. I really hope I can have a big family someday :)