Sometimes I think the out-takes are the ones that should actually make the Christmas card. (What we sent out is back here.)
I mean, that’s real life, right?(Gotta love Claire in that one…)
We carried a plastic chair and a few pillows around a beach at Lake Powell where the light was all wrong for the picture I had in mind.
The camera was perched precariously on that pillow, my camera bag, a couple rocks under one leg of the chair to try to even things out.
Lucy refused to walk.
We had to climb up some rocks she wasn’t about to take on.
I was frustrated at Dave for not being very cooperative.
He was frustrated at Lu…and me too.
But oh man, they are good sports.
Of course we had to do a few individual shots too.
They are such good smile-fakers.
Oh man how I love them for that :)
My favorite two shots:You never know what kind of a mood you’ll be met with by Lucy.
Ready to be done…
In the end, a moment of time was captured. That’s how we looked in 2012. And how I want to always remember these days. The good that shows up on the card, AND the bad and frustrating moments behind it all. Because that’s what makes up life.
And the downs are what makes the ups that much better.
So long 2012. Thanks for being good to us.