Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Fun Family Pictures

The kids and I had a BLAST doing a balloon photo shoot. We took lots of pictures, played and laughed. We set out to take fun family pictures and that is exactly what we did!

I love spending time like this with the kids.

I love when the kids enjoy making up their own poses. They are so much fun!

Peek A Boo!

Brian met us over at the railroad tracks on his way home from work. He was a dirty mess but he was a good sport when I roped him into getting a few pictures too! He couldn't miss out on our fun family pictures, now could he?!

After we were done with pictures, Carter asked if he could have the balloons.

He made himself a hot air balloon. When he was outside flying it I grabbed some pictures of him.

He had yarn connected to it so it wouldn't float away. It was losing air so we thought it wouldn't go too far but as soon as we took off the yarn it got away from us! OOPS!

I have found the trick to having a good photo shoot with the kids is to to HAVE FUN! At first, when I would take the kids out for pictures, they were tired and I had fake smiles after 10 minutes.

When we go out and have fun, laugh and I get out there too, it shows them they can just have fun and not be embarrassed.

They actually enjoy pictures now and we have a lot of fun! Now I just need to brain storm more ideas for our fun family pictures!


Marcy Crabtree said...

I love this! What a cool idea. The pictures are beautiful. Of course, it helps to have such a beautiful family :) And who doesn't love balloons!

Great "b" word!

Miranda said...

Thanks Marcy! We had so much fun doing it. Thanks for the cool idea of blogging through the alphabet. I have been wanting to do balloon pictures but who knows when I would have actually gotten around to doing it!

Diana Bartch said...

Amazing pictures! The balloons are just FUN! Especially for a photo shoot in the middle of winter when the landscape is boring!

livingmyportion said...

Beautiful photos - Beautiful kids! What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing!

Kym Thorpe said...

Wonderful photos!!! What a great idea!

Holly said...

Wow Miranda! I LOVE this :) What kind of camera do you use? You are REALLY talented!

Miranda said...

Thanks for all the sweet comments!

Holly, I use a Canon Rebel XS.

Nicole said...

I was actually teary looking at these AMAZING photos! I had so many favorites! I LOVE the one of your daughter coming down the street in her wheelchair with the balloons. Precious! Everyone was obviously having a spontaneous, happy time. Way to go mom!

Anonymous said...

HI Miranda~ It's Tracy-chi from FIAR. These pictures are AMAZING! I love the idea of a balloon shoot. I had to laugh with the trees in the background- that's just like me! I swear give me any prop & trees! I was just thinking the other day about bringing our mini-trampoline to the forest for pictures! Thanks for sharing! I'm totally inspired!

Jennifer said...

Awesome photos! Your whole family takes great photos!


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