Tough Cookies

For the first time in eight years, Matthew threatened me. 
He told me if I didn’t take some new pictures of Ross and Rayna, he was taking them to a portrait studio.  (OUCH!)

In order to maintain our loving and wonderful relationship, I decided to convince myself it was just one more (of his MANY) desperate requests for me to update our kiddies pictures.  

Are my kids really overdue for pictures?  Uh… yeah.  Big time.  I have a great excuse though… They are REALLY, REALLY hard to photograph.  I was totally ready for lots of smiles and laughs today.  I brought a wonderful assistant (aka: my sister), popcorn, M&M’s, alligators and water guns.  Nothing worked.  (These guys have seen it all.)   


bdsc_0079I’m not sure why I posted the image below.  Not only does Rayna look pretty mad that Ross has his hands around her neck, Ross has ‘that look’ on his face.  ‘The look’ that makes me wonder, “Oh gosh.  What is he about to do?!?!?”bdsc_0088
A recent photographer’s poll asked, “Do you bribe your subjects?” 
I don’t like to label my requests; however, there was a conversation on our way to downtown Buford:  “If you sit still and laugh when the alligator spits water, we’ll go get ice cream afterwards.”bdsc_0209n 
Eating lots of ice cream makes me want to lay down on the Bruster’s bench and take a nap too.bdsc_0154


To all the camera-clickers who are reading this:
I may be repeating myself, but, GET IN THE PICTURES!  Although I didn’t have time for a shower today look my best today, kids don’t care.  They tend to remember their younger years through pictures.  Make it a point to hand over your camera and create fun memories!


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