Tuesday, July 08, 2008

A Quick Morning Family Shoot



OH MY! This was tough....I emailed all my fam girls with kiddos to get together to capture one 8x10 pic of all of our Mamaws great grandchildren for an already existing frame awaiting the photo. I thought while we were at it, we would get some shots of the kids by themselves as well. Just let me say how much I LOVE taking photos of one subject at a time! Don't get me wrong, I love the challenge as much as the next photographer, but when it is your own babies that you are trying to work with it can be a bit stressful... <---which was the understatement of the day. Any way...30 frames later, I find myself staring at the ONE photo that will do the job, and it is a bit sad, but lets face it...sometimes we just need to capture the moment and go with it. So for years to come, and kids to come, those who walk through the doors of Goonies house including all of us that were there that morning will look at it and smile, because this was THEM, on that day, at that moment in time.

Our Little Miss Lily Sue: If this kid can't make you grin from cheek to cheek, I don't know a kid that can!




The Merrill Grandkid Clan



Edward Connor: He has such a sweet gentle heart this one, and such the little peace maker


My Landon Everett: Oh he is BITTERSWEET this one, you could just squeeze him and love on him for hours, or you could be putting him in time out all day, either way, he has my HEART





Allison Renea: My very first BABY LOVE and now my BIG helper...this girl has it all, beauty and brains, and can find the best in everyone....I shouldn't forget to mention her sassyness, drama and independence either...I would hate to not make note of those.



Princess Olivia Ann: I'm her "Shell Shell" and she is my "Stinky Muffin"...I love this one like I do my own, and she is now ours forever as of June 30, 2008! This one will give you a run for your money, watch out!



Here are Nana & Pops grandchildren, hopefully this bunch will become much bigger in the days to come!

13 comments:

Jessica said...

Love the pictures!! They are SO cute!!

Martha said...

Oh Michelle, these are so sweet!

Lacy said...

I love the pictures! They make me smile and the words you wrote put a lump in my throat (not intended to rhyme). One day, one day....maybe we'll add to the mix.

Angela said...

How does your little model girl know how to put her shoulder up like that? She really is a little model! All the kids are cute!

Candy said...

These pictures are so good!!! All the kids are just adorable!! :)

Kate said...

I've decided that babies in tutus are my favorite. I hope my future babies come default like that. ;)

And ALLI! Her HAIR is so, so pretty and long!! My goodness - she's gonna be the prettiest Flower Girl in the WORLD!

Yeah, peeps will be asking if we hired models for the Flower Girl and Ring Bearer. They're gorgeous babies!

Life as Connor's Mom said...

These pictures are great!!! That was a morning all right!! The picture you picked sums it up. I LOVE IT and so will Mawmaw.

Melissa said...

I absolutely loved these pictures! All is kids are so cute! I must add on a side note: I am so thrilled to hear about Olivia! Mary was my dad's neighbor (her folks still are) and I have been in prayer for this news for sooo long! Thank you for sharing and what a blessing! =)

Laura said...

I loved what you wrote about each kid. I think most of us can see the truth in each one of them :). The pictures are just awesome!

destiny said...

Wow! Thanks for all of the above updates!! I LOVE all of the pictures. Everythings seems like such fun!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow. I don't really know what to say. The love I have for all of those kiddos is just constantly overflowing! All of their personalities are so unique, and you are so talented in capturing it all on film. -Court

Osbons said...

You're right...we will forever remember that day. I think I was more traumatized than the kids. Everything turned out great and the picutres are priceless. Thanks for being behind the camara

Amy (Mom) said...

WOW! I was just reading along & I think it finally hit me what you wrote about Olivia. I am sitting here amazed that she is ours forever. & crying like a baby!