Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Old Red Barn...

 The other day, I saw some professional photos that had been taken in front of an old, red, barn.  I fell madly in love and contacted the photographer immediately.  Luckily for me, she was sweet and shared it's location. 
 I knew at once, this was the spot for family photos... perhaps... if I was really lucky... even a Christmas card photo! I always hold out hope that the stars will align.  (They normally don't.)
 My extended family always gathers for a group Christmas photo each year, so I figured we'd be able to tackle them all on the same day. 
 Um.  Speaking of "tackling."  Do ya'll remember last year's Christmas card photo fiasco?  (say that ten times, really fast.)  Yeah.  That was fun. 
 We enjoyed swapping cameras back and forth, and shooting photos of each other.
 I love red barns.  Can't you tell?  I think I'm perfectly, blissfully happy right here.
 I was laughing at something in this one... I can't remember what... and between this shot, and the next, about twenty photos were taken by my husband.
 It's right here, where I put my hands on my hips and told him to "knock it off already."  Goofy man.  
 Then I grabbed the camera, and returned the favor.  I think he's giving me the "knock it off," look back.  (I don't think I deserved it, because he started it.) 
 Anyway, we tried a bunch of fun poses.  Some worked.  And others, (like this one) didn't.
 And then there's always that potential shot, where people aren't cooperating.  I love Ava in this one.
  There's always one ham in the sandwich.  His name is normally JJ.  (He gets that from his father.)
 My sis-in-law and I played around with some fun ideas.  (Holli, you are precious!)
 Hoodlums.
 And to round things off, we did a little dipping. 
 And kissing. 
 And canoodling.  And really, what's better than that?
 I think it was around this point, that we realized someone should have brought a shovel and a pitchfork.  I think it would have looked great in the shot! 

All in all, we ended up getting several really awesome poses for our Christmas card.  (Which you'll just have to wait for!!) 

Do you have as much fun and craziness when you do your Christmas card photos? 

31 comments:

  1. Love. Love. LOVE the photos. The barn is amazing! I can't wait to see your Christmas photo...

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  2. Fabulous photos! My favorite is the last one. You as the loving couple are perfectly centered behind your son's and daughter's clasped hands. It says so much.

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  3. Yes. Absolutely. It's always a blast, and we spend the whole day on the adventure of looking for the perfect place, and everyone has input. They're all great, but I LOVE the last picture.

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  4. We get to do Christmas card photos! I've never done them before. I love those shots and the red barn is perfect!

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  5. Oh, darlin', you just make my heart melt. The dipping shots are priceless.

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  6. no! we did NOT have as much fun in our poses! LOVE the very last one!!! you all are beautiful and i heart red barns too! nice work!

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  7. Those photos are so wonderful! It looks like you have a great time, and that's what it's all about!

    Wishing the gorgeous barn was in my neighborhood!

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  8. Those were really great Sash. You know I'm lovin' the old barn. It's a perfect location. My favorite was the last one:)

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  9. I just took our Christmas photo with the coolest old red Chevy ranch truck! I can't wait to send them out.

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  10. my favorite is the last one!! I do professional shoots on occasion, and yes, the red barn is a staple:)

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  11. We definitely don't have that much fun during our photos! We did have a bar (old and brown) and lots of nice trees, though!

    Ava is looking sophisticated and pretty!! And the pics are great - I bet this year's Christmas photo is GRR-EAT!

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  12. hey sweet sis! LOVE the photos! i had a great time 'shooting' with you yesterday! we definitely have to do that again. i totally agree with the other comments about the last one! love it! although i do indeed know that we did get a few better ones...like the christmas card! can't wait to see which one you chose!:) LOVE ya!

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  13. It's probably a good thing that my 8 year old son wasn't looking over my shoulder while I read your post since he hates kissing of any kind...just as well since he's 8! Lovely pics...the last one is my absolute fave.

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  14. beautiful family pics...
    your kids will love those of you two kissing and dipping and canoodling one day when they look back on them...

    love your hair!

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  15. Oh my! Those are gorgeous! And I love your hair! :)

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  16. such great photos! the last one is my fave. oh and the one towards the end that's of just the kiddos. that one is precious, too!

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  17. We love barns here too! We have a great pencil and ink one in our living room. Actually this year's card is a shot from our anniversary trip to Iceland....without our kids. They were front and center last year, so we thought we'd do Mom and Dad this time.

    I love all the shots-can't wait to see what you chose.

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  18. I love that last photo! So cute. They're all great.

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  19. Cute! I love them! I've been thinking about Christmas Cards lately..we need to get going!

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  20. Oh wow - these are amazing. The last one is definitely my favorite!

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  21. I love that barn!! Great find!! I love all the shots..so fun. I love that you have someone who will play with your camera with you IN THE PICTURE!! I don't know how I am ever going to get a picture of myself again. I want it on my camera so I can have some control with the final product.
    Great job!! YOu all look awesome..and wherw should I e-mail my address so I can get a Christmas card??
    Lisa

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  22. I recently started reading your blog, love it! I think the majority wins, last picture is the one. So cute!
    Our cards are always of the kids, I wonder what age do you stop with putting your kids on front? Like age 42?:)

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  23. Oh, Sasha! Those are wonderful! I really like the last one alot.

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  24. Love the pics!!! You're family is adorable! We just got ours done but they're not posted yet - I'll let you know when they are so you can check them out :-).

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  25. I LOVE your photos! What a great location and a beautiful family. Now you've got me wanting to get pictures taken....I just have to find someone to take them!

    -FringeGirl

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  26. I love all the pictures...really adorable. My fave is the one with you and your hubby "canoodling". So cute!

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  27. Too funny that you post this! I just took our kiddos to the local covered bridge for pictures! It was a lot of fun! Of course we got lots of goofy shots to go along with the good ones!

    Very nice pics! I like the one of you and hubby dipping in the background while the kiddos are in the foreground. Precious!

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  28. Great pics Sasha! We should totally come up to B'ham sometime and swap family photo shoots! (Especially now that we're moving closer.)

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