Megan, Robby, and Sydney

If becoming a grandparent was only a matter of choice, I should advise every one of you straight away to become one. There is no fun for old people like it. -- Hannah Whithall Smith

A big thank you to my daughter for being so agreeable as to go “urban” with their family portraits and to dress exactly as I wanted them to — with a mix-match of colors that “don’t have to match but just have to go” — as infamously said by Clinton Kelly and Stacey London of the long running TLC show called What Not to Wear. Even Robby was a sport wearing green argyle socks! I love that show and I loved this photo shoot. We were on the same block for all this variety – loved it. Sydney is a busy one so I bought a little stool to help contain her, and when need be, her parents and I bribed her with raisins which did the trick quite nicely. Oh my, I took a gazillion photos and I had some fun on the editing end of things experimenting in Photo Shop — a program I am not gifted in by any means — but I am learning. I hope through these photos (and the ones of Matt, Danielle, and MJ) that you’ll get to see a side of our kids that you might not otherwise see.

I’ll admit there’s something eerie about how I lightened up Syd’s eyes in this next picture, but they just go with the smirk, don’t you think?

I heart this family.

There must be those days in every young family when your kids are just climbing the walls. Literally!

If you haven’t had family portraits in a while, let yourself go, do something crazy, and just imagine the possibilities.

Megan - June 15, 2011 - 6:57 PM

OH MY GOSH. I love them. ALL. Will be ordering some for sure- but how am I supposed to pick?!?!

Thank you a MILLION times over…lucky us to be the photographers’ kids!!!

amandapfeifer - June 15, 2011 - 7:41 PM

their wardrobe is perfect.. helps bring out the fun personality of the family! Great work! I love models that are ready to try new things!

Linda - June 15, 2011 - 8:56 PM

What fun pictures–I loved, loved, loved all the bring colors and of course your beautiful family. I think your best work is of the ones you love.

Laura Higgs - June 15, 2011 - 10:47 PM

Loved them. I am admittedly jealous of the family pics and regret that I was fully unaware of your talents during any of your visits! Keep up the great work.

Your Man - June 16, 2011 - 4:57 PM

There is only 1 thing that could make them better. Guess who?

Kathy Jones - June 16, 2011 - 5:18 PM

Love the photos – they are really such a perfect family. Long, lean, and beautiful! I loved the bright colors!!! The photos were so sharp and clean and made you want to just keep staring at them! Great job!

Christine Ellis - June 17, 2011 - 3:32 PM

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then LOVE some more!!! Wow!

Aubrey Archuleta - June 17, 2011 - 10:06 PM

So good! I am in love with so many. My favorite is the upside down one Syd & Robbie one, very playful. Nice work, Grammy!

botut - June 20, 2011 - 9:19 PM

Love the colors/clothes/socks 🙂 Super!!

Kathy Grover - August 1, 2011 - 12:53 PM

Each picture is the Best Picture Ever.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - August 1, 2011 - 1:03 PM

Thank you Kathy, I had some nice visits with Jon and got a few pics of him too … I’ll e-mail them to you sometime.

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