Family Photos – Take Two
These are our children—Petya, Pasha, Sashenka, Mashenka, along with dogs Grisha and Misha. We love capturing family photos and the kids are troopers because it really does take work. Even this photo, which turned out to be one of our faves from about 30 minutes of a walk together, has its downsides: Petya looks to be several inches shorter than normal, and Misha’s nose is sniffing out a nearby squirrel and partially out of the picture.
What can you do?
Without my constant direction, the kids either tend to bunch up one behind the other, or spread out, drifting almost out of the frame.
Okay, everybody, keep the spacing regulated. That’s good. Thank you, everyone.
One or the other of the children is constantly turning around to see if Mama is still there or not, as though I’ve suddenly snuck away to the ice cream shop. Here, Mashenka can’t help herself. Hellooo, yes, it’s still me.
Then it gets hot, nearing 10:00 a.m., so off come the jackets. I understand. Color is good, too. The natives are restless. Then they bunch up again. That’s why we need to take lots of photos, but it’s time to wrap things up. Altogether, I think it worked out.
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