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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bloopers

I wanted to show you some of our portrait taking bloopers. It was a long day and the poor kids had to endure the sitting session twice because the first time we tried taking the pictures the sun was too high in the sky and as it came through the trees, some of the children were shaded and some were bright patches of sunlight. 
Poor Henry was in a complete shadow while the baby above him reflected the sun off his white blanket. Not good at all.

One of the main reason for the kids all looking in different directions was that we had too many 'cooks in the kitchen'. Each nanny and grown up present was doing their level best to get the kids to smile and look at the camera but it ended up being very distracting to the kids. 

Never mind, we got a good photo in the end and some funny moments out of it all.








Eventually we got everyone lined up and a pretty decent shot!

In case you missed the first time I posted this, here it is again!

Update: A few commenters asked how many shots it took to get this one. I took about 50 total. Probably 25 in the second session. It had to be done very quickly because kids have very short attention spans.

Exactly One Year Ago: San Diego

36 comments:

  1. Seriously, the expression of the baby all the way to the left in the first picture made me laugh right out loud. I wish we knew what the thought was at that exact moment.

    Cracks me up.

    thanks for sharing!!!

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  2. Those are too funny, especially the captions. I can't imagine how many photos you have to take to get 1 good one!

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  3. Love the captions! Yes, I'd like to know how many shots it took to finally get that good one! Thank goodness for digital cameras, huh?

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  4. LOL! I love those captions. Too cute!

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  5. I love photo bloopers. The comments are priceless.

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  6. Never easy to get kids to sit still for a photo session! Well done :)

    Visiting from SITS Comment Hour

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  7. Love the pics...and the captions. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. stopping by for comment hour. These pictures are absolutely fantastic and brought a smile to my face.

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  9. LOL....if you got a good group shot of a kids in only 50 frames, you're my hero! lol

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  10. Great captions! Looks like it was a lot of getting that final shot.

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  11. Those are too funny - Any time you're trying to gather a group of kiddos, it's hard going. I'm surprised you didn't have more escape artists. Thanks for sharing these!

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  12. I'm already a HUGE fan-but I'm here from #commenthour. I would love it if you could check out my blog Newlyweds on a Budget www.morganandkari.com

    Kari

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  13. oh my gosh! How funny and adorable! It sounds like you are doing great work in Zambia.

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  14. How cute! I love the picture commentary! Stopping by to share some comment hour love! Have a great day!

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  15. Nice work with the captions! INterested to come back with more time and see what your blog is all about!

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  16. Oh, those babies are just too cute! Stopping by from the SITS comment hour.

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  17. I'm totally new to your blog, I found it through #commenthour. I'm in love. Can't wait to follow you on your adventures!

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  18. hahaha, I love the word bubbles! great!

    stopping by from the #commenthour

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  19. And here I thought I had a hard time trying to get a good pic with just my 4 kiddies. :P

    Congrats on being one of the featured bloggers for #commenthour

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  20. Loving your blog! Stopping in from #CommentHour.

    http://alittlenosh.blogspot.com

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  21. They are so cute! Fantastic photos! I love the captions too.

    #CommentHour

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  22. Beautiful children! What blessings!!!

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  23. Some of those are a riot! The kids are so adorable.

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  24. SeriouslY...this is one of the cutest things I've seen this month!

    <3
    aj
    cashmerecandy.blogspot.com

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  25. Those are cute photos. I have a hard enough time taking a photo or two of my son. I can imagine having that many children sit still. But I'm sure it was an enjoyable moment, none the less. Paid off in the end with the wonderful end product!

    -Jessica
    http://mommiesblog2011.blogspot.com/

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  26. How creative of you with those photo captions! What sweet faces. You're are doing such great things. Stopping by for #commenthour

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  27. Awww! Such cute kids. (The babies' necks, heh! They were probably wondering what was going on!) After trying to photograph just two kids, I think this is nothing short of a miracle!

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  28. What a fun collection of photos!

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  29. Oh my goodness, they all look adorable (and easily distracted)! Good job getting that final shot!

    Stopping by from #CommentHour

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  30. Just popping over from our basil discussion and WOW. You do some amazing work, my friend! Glad to meet you!! Can't wait to look around and read more about your kids. Happy Easter!

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  31. What funny pictures! Cute kids, for real!


    Stopping by from #commenthour! -Meg

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  32. Those comments were absolutely hysterical - what a spirited group of kids!

    p.s. I think EVERY blogger should have to do an outtakes reel.

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  33. I know how hard it is to get the 6 kids in our family to get one good shot, I can't believe you managed it! Seriously, our Christmas photos are Photoshopped beyond belief!!!

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  34. Honestly I think the ones with the captions ROCK! I love this and can't wait to read more. This is my first visit to your blog thanks to #commenthour and I think I just found a new read!

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  35. I love their sweet little smiles :)
    I've loved seeing your blog on commenthour, so I'm a new follower!

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