An illustrative example of why people take pictures
There are five humans crammed into this tiny little house of ours. Schedules, interests, and preferred activities vary wildly. Rarely do we get the chance to do anything together. Most days, we even eat at different times.
So, I thought it might be fun if I bought us all identical pairs of shoes, so we could share some commonality and take pictures. Payless Shoes gave us a great deal on the price—one week before they declared bankruptcy. We then ordered colored shoelaces in everyone’s favorite color courtesy the surprisingly fast service from Feetunique in the UK. Everything arrived in a matter of days, just as the temperatures turned cold again. We had to let our originally scheduled shoot day pass.
Skip down about a week or so when it finally warmed up and we headed out to a tree stump in the park to take pictures. The only problem was that Big Gabe wasn’t able to go with us. We had to go back and shoot his pictures in a slightly different location a couple of weeks later. Yes, I’ve been sitting on these pictures for more than a month.
Eventually getting all the pictures taken and making room in between doctors visits and such, a fair grouping of the pictures are now done. We obviously played with some at great length. After all, we want these to be fun memories more than anything. I absolutely do not believe that all family portraits should be perfectly arranged and predictable. Different is not only good, but attractive.
These pictures also are illustrative of why people take photographs in the first place. They create a record, they capture memories, and maybe they even tell a rather strange and bizarre story. I’ll have to write more on that a little later.
For now, enjoy the new pictures of the human side of our family. As always click on any of the images below to open the full slide show. And if you’re needing some pictures of your own, don’t be afraid to contact us. I promise we won’t drop everyone down a special effects hole. Probably.