Saturday, August 15th, we all got up early to get ourselves looking camera ready. It was a gorgeous 70 degrees outside. We met our photographer at a beautiful park at 9:30am. She was really fun to work with and did her best to make sure we all smiled and looked at the camera. Sierra isn't much of a morning person, so we had some trouble at first with smiles, but otherwise we got a lot of great shots in.
We only had an hour to get as many photos as possible. The kids were making me sweat after awhile because they were darting everywhere and having so much fun in the free space. We'd nab kids, act goofy to entice smiles, then grin like we were talking through our teeth, break... then repeat. (Here is one of those moments and it didn't quite work for Liam.)
Ian and Grandpa were good sports through it all. After a bit, Grandpa said we needed to do a shot that wasn't so formal. He and Ian came up with this idea to rest our heads on some boulders so we just looked like we were without bodies. It didn't turn out quite as funny as they hoped, but it was cute.
The whole hour, Liam was trying to get used to wearing long pants. He was hiking up his pants the ENTIRE time. Grandpa thought it was so funny, so he'd mock our little sport every time he had a chance. I was glad the photographer caught one of those moments on camera. A great memory of my dad's sense of humor.
Speaking of which, we had a few shots with just we daughters and Dad. He was acting so goofy and we were eating it up. He is such a fun dad!
It was a wonderful morning! Everyone was pretty dang cooperative and I couldn't have been more grateful for that!
Here are a few more candid shots of the kids having a great time!
Thanks, Mom and Dad! We love you so much!