I was thinking about this reality as I was sorting through the plethora of family photos that were taken of my family last weekend on Easter Sunday. We were all there, which is miraculous in itself. I kept looking and looking for the ultimate photo - that one in which everyone in the picture is smiling so purdy and looking so natural.
However, I had to disqualify almost every one of them, for in each picture there was someone horsing around, not paying attention, looking anywhere else but at the camera, smiling weird, not smiling at all, grabbing someone else's behind, or making bunny ears on someone else's head.
And then someone passes gas, and the whole thing falls completely apart.
It was my husband and I, our four children, three spouses, four grandchildren, and one dog. That makes 14 moving items. And that's a serious staging challenge.
Let me just say there was more laughing than picture taking and so it was all good, in my book. Here's one of the best of the batch:
Over the years we have accumulated quite a few family pictures in which ONE person is messing it up. Here are a few:
|Grandtwins Brianna and Tori|
|Our four children - Sarah, Lindsay, Rachel and Caleb|
Just for fun, I did some searching around on the internet and found a few other families that seem to have the same problem of one member messing up the photo. I'm sure you'll enjoy these as much as I did: