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Wednesday, April 15

Our Easter Photo Experience:


First, let's enjoy my cute little guy in his Easter finest. Noah is hanging out with my baby sister's tame old bunny Coco:


And these too-cute-for-words photos:

But now, let's get real. To get the scant handful of "keepers" above, take a look at what REALLY went down at the Easter Photo Session.

A WHOLE lotta this:

Oh yes, and THIS:And..... yeah. About 6 winners out of, oh...... ninety-five total shots.

I mean, what kind of person would I be if I pretended it WASN'T super tricky/hard/downright frustrating to get the photo I'm dreaming of when my subject is a precocious, independent 18-month old?

And to really illustrate the ebbs and flows of this fun (and I promise, it WAS fun!!) session, here is my first "movie"-- the video of the whole thing. Maybe you can learn from my mistakes. Maybe you can just sit back and laugh at the impossibility of the whole thing. Maybe you'll want to turn it off after one too many of my annoying, high-pitched "baby speak". (Wowza, I am ANNOYING. Why doesn't someone SLAP me when I talk like this??) But here is the truth of the photos, in living color. Enjoy!



And......There ya go. The entire Easter Photo Experience. The good, the bad, and the SQUEAL-y. (Seriously. I SQUEAL. I'm so embarassed.)

I love my life. I do.... cute kid, nice camera, AMAZING family.... And the ability to look back and laugh at the absurdity of it all.

Here's to life and family and joy... :)

21 comments:

  1. Wow! At least you got some good ones! :)

    Noah is getting so big!

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  2. So glad to know that you have hard times taking photos too! You always seems so perfect, and it makes my photo sessions with kids that much more frustrating.
    Very cute pictures. Good job hanging in there Mom and Noah!

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  3. That was adorable! The whole 6 mins +!!! :)

    I love your squealy voice...and I need to know who sings that song, please!

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  4. I LOVE the behind the scenes look! Thanks for sharing! You take beautiful pictures!!!

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  5. LOVE it....!!!! and I LOVE the pink background...and I LOVE the bunny...and, of course, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Noah!

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  6. it's official. I feel better now.

    Thank you :)

    Can't wait for you to try 3 at once!

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  7. SmileyB9:45 AM

    I feel better now that I know I'm not the only 30-something who knows all the words to "Mairzy Dotes".

    And you can feel better that you're not the only squeal-y one out there. Ben and I got distracted halfway through watching the video and a few minutes later I had a heart attack, because as I was chasing him with his shoes(and squealing) I heard myself in stereo! My first thought was that one of my sisters snuck in and was mocking me...until I remembered the video was still playing, lol!

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  8. Those are so cute. Noah looks just like joe. In these at least. I'm glad you guys had such a fun easter! Love!!

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  9. Mean ol' Grandma :) Toddler hugs are the best. I wish I could sing.

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  10. How the heck do you do these with just YOU there?!! Wow...what a fun video. And what a good bunny! Mine never, ever got to be that tame and cooperative!

    And, of course, Noah's a star. Amazing.

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  11. Love it, Em! Even Noah, his distractability, and all his hugs! All in all, you got keepers, and you had FUN! the essance of it all, right? :)

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  12. I thought it was so cute how he kept wanting a hug from you! I can't believe he wasn't more interested in the bunny! I love how your family was there to help too!

    P.S. I love you skirt!

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  13. You are so amazing! So cute i loved hearing your voice. You are my Muse

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  14. Oh, what a relief! I was seriously beginning to think that you made nearly everything look way too easy :)

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  15. WEll, since I couldn't be there in real life, this is almost as fun. I know I've said it before, but what an adorable little guy. Thank you for sharing the family Easter with the family that's away.

    Love you!

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  16. Judie4:03 PM

    Loved it! And I couldn't help but to laugh out loud, literally. Because I know how hard it is to just get them to stay put, even for a moment! And I'm wondering now, do I know anyone with a bunny? Or a puppy. Hmmm.

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  17. Leo smiled and laughed while we watched Noah's video. Your family works well together. Noah is a very sweet boy. It was cool to watch him on video. Great shots and colors. I love pink and green together! Those are my colors for a section in my classroom. Take care, Hannah

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  18. So very adorable, grumpiness and all.

    What is it that actors say about never wanting to work with kids or animals? You got some awesome shots in the midst of all the craziness. :)

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  19. What a great series. I like all the out takes, must be the photo mom inside, eh?

    Oh, and I love your want list down a few posts-terrific! If you could be in any musical, which one would it be?? Think.

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  20. Sigh - that was wonderful :-) Thanks for sharing. I love all his hugs for mama and showing off his signs, as well :-)

    Have a good week

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  21. love that video. i'm glad i'm not the only one who takes a gazillion pictures to get a few good ones.

    i love the way they turned out though! cute, cute.

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