Seven years ago, I drove out to a little country church and married a boy that would one day become a man. About a month ago, we drove back to that country church for family photos* with our three (three!) kids. Slow down, life.
I'm trying to pick one family photo to print on a canvas for our house. Here are your choices:
1. Ingrid's tongue is out, but at least her face is showing.
2. I love this one because Claire's smile is so real.
3. Weaponry? Yes, please. Not pictured: a shot of Mister peeing all over the beautiful oak trees that surrounded us.
4. Mister looking a little like a monkey. I think we may have started bribing them for smiles with ice cream at this point.
What I learned that day: getting five people to cooperate for pictures is tricky. Thankfully, I have managed to teach Nate how to smile since our wedding. Photography, like life is messy stuff. These pictures aren't perfect, but I love them because they are my little family and I am grateful.
Any thoughts? Which photo do you want to see super-sized when you walk into my house?
*All photos were done by the wildly talented Esther Eckelman. She's also a great babysitter.