Facebook is good about posting reminders for posts past and today I was reminded of a time, four years ago, when I took my girls in to get professional photos taken for Christmas. It’s a day I will always
Neither of the girls were being very cooperative. One of them didn’t want her picture taken at all and had to be coaxed to pose for every shot. The other preferred playing and had to be pulled away from her play to get pictures taken. The session, took twice as long as it should, causing other appointments behind us to back up. The photographer worked very hard trying to get good shots on these two uncooperative subjects and it was stressful on all of us. For a matter-of-fact, I’m quite sure I heard the photographer breath a sign of relief as we walked out of the studio that day 🙂
It was also the last time I took the girls in to get professional photographs. The one who had to be coaxed to get her picture taken still has to be coaxed and it’s only gotten harder the older she has gotten. Plus, hubby feels like getting professional photos done is a form of torture and that’s due to both the process and the cost involved. LOL!!
The stress of that day passed long ago and as I look at these photos now, I smile as I see my girl’s personalities shining through and shed a little tear as I realize how much they have grown and changed in four years.
Maybe one day, when the moment is right and cooperation is to be had, I’ll get them to re-enact these poses and see what I can get.
In the meantime, I’ll continue to enjoy a blast from the past – the Christmas photos of 2012.