Family Photos

For the past two weeks I’ve been stressing about family photos.  What to wear, how to pose, how will Alex act… you know what I mean.  We were luckily enough to have been given a gift certificate as shower gift from our “Library Family” at a really good local photography studio – Thanks Everyone At SPL!! 

After rescheduling 3 times, we finally went yesterday afternoon at 4:30.  Alex had been up for about an hour so I knew he wouldn’t be too cranky and he was great… for about the first five minutes.   He was doing the solo poses on some props brought out by the photographer (who by the way was amazing – making so many noises and gestures to TRY to make Alex smile – but our little man gets very serious around a camera) – and while on an antique tricycle… he fell off – and split his lip!  Luckily he was ok after a few minutes and no blood made onto his nice white tee.  So we did some family shots, some nudie shots, some of Alex in his hanbok, and then some in his Montreal Canadiens jersey.  By the end, there was nothing that would make him smile – treats, toys, singing – nothing.   By this point is was 5:30 and we still had to review the shots – and 5:30 is Alex’s dinner time… uh oh.

The photographer parred down over 200 shots to just under a 100, and then I went through the 100 and got it down to 10.  Out of the 10, we ordered photos of 4 different poses.   By the time we left it was 6:30 and Alex had eatten everything we had and thrown everything he could get his hands on… not good.

Unfortunately this studio does not put them online to share with family or friends so I won’t have any copies for another few weeks.   I will have to scan them in order to share with you all – so watch for the pictures to come!

Now onto finish planning and organizing Alex’s 1ST BIRTHDAY PARTY on this Saturday!! Oh boy… what I have we gotten ourselves into?!