Christmas shoot...

23 December 2011

Each year I try to herd all the kids together for a Christmas photo shoot....
It always sounds like its going to fun...
I imagine us all smiling beautifully.....with the perfect backdrop and lighting....ending with a family portrait that I love and can hang on the wall.....

In reality....
it couldn't be further from my vision.....

Everyone rocks different times....we are always waiting impatiently for someone...
No-one is ever in the mood....
All I hear is " hurry up"
The lighting is always wrong....and no-one will move....
So..... I'm embracing the ordinary....this is the real US!


  1. They are all beautiful Mardi... and I love that... embracing the ordinary... I find the same thing when I am trying to get group pics of all the grandies... and so I will to remember that... and embrace it :)

    Wishing you and your gorgeous family a merry Christmas... may it be magical and joy filled...

    Jenny x

  2. They all look wonderful, it is great to catch the 'ordinary'. My lot would have silly faces, holding fingers up behind someones head and generally being disagreable! i think the dog is the only one that stops still long enough, and that is limited lol.
    Have a wonderful Christmas!


  3. You all look AMAZING Mardi. I miss all of these faces so much, so it was lovely to pop over here and see all of your beautiful, smiling faces.

    Wishing you ALL the most wonderful and magical Christmas ever.
    xx Janelle

  4. Oh Mardi these photos are great!! at least your big kids played the game too!! I did mine of 6 grandsons at the weekend....and umm, got a couple...but it's all fun ey?!!

    Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you at e2c in April!xx

  5. I think will all set out to have the beautiful photos thing...yours are truly lovely and natural is often better. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  6. They're all wonderful family shots Mardi! We haven't taken any family pics yet this Christmas. I think we'll be doing it on Christmas Day now.

    Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!!

    Sheree xx

  7. Love your photos....they are beautiful....Merry Christmas xxx