I was so excited to get family pictures taken for Kate’s 3 month photo shoot!
My husband? Not so much.
He’s just not a pictures guy. And I’m never further than three feet away from my camera at any given time. You can see how this could cause some friction, right? When I told G that I really really really wanted to do family pictures he shot me down instantly. I begged, he still said no. I bribed, he still said no. And then in a huff I said, “Fine! But thirty years from now when Kate’s getting married and we’re watching the video photo montage of her life and you’re not in any of the pictures, you are going to be pissed!”
“Okay, fine, I’ll do it.”
Aha! Found the weak spot!
Once again we had Andrea Elberg (the photographer who did Kate’s newborn pictures) come to our home for the event, and let me tell you–she was amazing. We didn’t know it at the time but Kate’s reflux was at its worst, so instead of our usual happy, smiley baby, we had a little girl who was in a lot of pain and just not pleased about anything. We kept thinking Kate would calm down, but after a few attempts at pictures we decided it just wasn’t a good day and told Andrea we needed to finish. I was thinking to myself, “Oh well, we don’t need three month pictures,” when Andrea surprised me by saying, “I can come back and try again tomorrow if you’d like.” Andrea came back not once, but twice, to complete Kate’s three month photo shoot. I couldn’t believe how patient and understanding she was with what our little girl was going through–and I’m so grateful to finally have a family photo where I’m actually clothed from the waist down!