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Friday, December 5, 2008

Bagel Family Photo Shoot

We have the coolest ward family! A couple weeks ago, due to a forecast of low ocean swells and poor surfing conditions, our good friend Bob Hansen (who, incidentally, Soren and Anders adore) called us up and sacrificed what turned out to be, contrary to forecasts, prime hang ten time when he offered to take our family pictures on a coveted Saturday morning. We jumped at the chance and, despite belligerent children who had me wishing I could yell at the top of my lungs - "Whose kids are these? Could you come collect your ragamuffins?! We are trying to do a couples photo shoot here." - we still managed to walk away with some fantastic pictures courtesy of photographer extraordinaire, BH. These pictures totally and completely represent the distinct personalities in our little family. You will notice that Soren is always with Daddy and Anders is always with Mommy. Soren is never anywhere near the water and Anders is constantly charging into the ocean like a football player charging at a quarterback for the sack. One of my favorites is the picture of the two boys on the rock where Soren is clinging to Anders and Anders is screaming in protest. It's so them.

After our photo shoot, Bob just handed me the compact flash card and basically told me to knock myself out. So, of course, I did. These are all his shots and my post-processing. Well, enough of this yakkity yak. You're probably eager to see the results, so, without further adieu, I give you my family....




















12 comments:

Barbara said...

These are precious.
You must be very proud of your bunch!
I love beach shots.
You have a wonderful way of "tweaking" (is this the way you spell it?)a picture to make it jump out at you:)
Enjoy your holiday preparations.
Fondly, B.

Scott and Megan said...

What a beautiful family!!!

Lisa said...

Your photo shoot turned out great. It was funny seeing you trying to keep Anders from going all the way in. The beach is the perfect place to take family pictures. We miss you guys...

She-She said...

I love these!!

Lindsey said...

Very cute! Soren always seems to be watching out for Anders and I love that. You are such a happy, beautiful family!

Marcia said...

Super pictures. It's about time you are in some.

Vanessa said...

You have such a beautiful family.

bethy said...

Great Pictures! I still cringe at the thought of scheduling a family photo shoot for our family. The last time with just te girls was madness. My goal is to get something done at least once a year. You take fabulous pictures as well. Keep up the great work.

Wendy said...

Love the family pics. What a beautiful family you are!

Katy Truman said...

Loved the family photo shoot!! You all look so great!!

Alicia said...

Great pictures! Who took them? Your camera is awesome, I just hope someday Dustin will get me one half as good!

Sara said...

Okay, i love the two pictures with Soren and Mommy and Soren and Daddy- not that I don't love the ones with Anders in them, but seriously, those turned out the best! Elizabeth, you in that cave holding Soren looks so natural and beautiful, and Dan on the beach with Soren also looks completely carefree. Awesome.