Friday, November 21, 2014

Quote of the Day

“Look what my fairy godparents gave me!” –Molly, holding a new icon that her godparents gave her to celebrate the anniversary of her baptism today

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Molly’s Favorite Phrase

“What’s that smell?” –Molly

I hear this question at least five times a day.  The funny thing is that I’m the last person she should be asking what a smell is because I have allergies and am almost always stuffed up or sneezing. 

In other news, I’ve been working on how to take studio-esque pictures at home.  I really do like the posed kind of studio pictures, but the ones we got home from each kid’s school last year didn’t even look like them.  Then Molly was sick this year and missed her pictures and my commitment to hauling her somewhere to take a yearly picture has been very low.  So I’ve been experimenting with lighting and backdrops and came up with an easy set up that gave us some great pictures. 

Molly was soooo much easier to take good pictures of than Tucker.  Tucker has a fake camera smile that makes his eyes bug out, so he was quite the challenge.  I got a million great ones of Molly… and one of Tucker that was okay.  But the ones of the two kids together melt me. 

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Here are some of Molly’s out-takes (I know, the lighting isn’t quite right on some of them but since they’re out-takes I didn’t take the time to correct it)…


And here are Tucker and Molly’s out-takes… see what a good influence Tucker is on the picture-taking process???  :)


Friday, November 7, 2014

Quote of the Day

“Daddy is a soft touch because he lets me eat carrots whenever I want!” -Molly