A couple of months ago I decided to get photos taken...professionally.... of me and the girls... the fab 5! I booked a long time family friend that has started her own photography company and I have been so impressed by the pictures that I have seen of hers... mostly they are real... just real people captured and that is what I wanted.. I wanted us captured as us.. thinking of where I wanted us captured I knew it instantly was Crescent Beach.. I spent a lot of my pre-teen and early teen years wondering this beach... being dragged by mom with my sis Shash both of us not happy till we got there...don't ask me why I chaulk it up to hormones :) these days it is really important to surround me with things and images that make me happy...call it my new mantra in life.... but I just knew this was something I really wanted to do, that it would make me happy!
The day finally came and I have to say that as per usual it was a bit of a struggle to get the girls ready! that is putting it mildly... I say go the girls say no no no... kind of a regular battle field here but its gradually getting better...but that is another post for another day. I finally got everyone ready... in the clothes that I wanted...that was the majority of the battle... my girls have very strong wills! I have NO idea where they get from :) haha... so we headed down to the beach... Tania showed up ready and willing even though the time of day wasn't ideal...with Morgan's schedule it was getting a little hard to find the right time.... but Tania is a trooper and was ready to shoot my "gaggle of girls" ... she also has a blog and she blogged 2 parts about our little photo shoot....
She made it so easy for us! The girls were cooperating really well although they were trying to strike some America's Next Top Model poses! we even ran into another long time family friend ... I met both ladies at youth camp back in 1990...sorry to age you beauties!! It was a lot of fun... at the end faith had had enough...demanding to go to the bathroom..not one more shot before she got to go..and if you know the beach at all it's not like there are oodles of bathrooms scattered about... so we/girls had to bribe her endlessly to just finish the shoot... I felt so bad for Tania pretty sure she was going to have to sort through a lot of photos with a grumpy faced little girl! but she didn't get annoyed and had a positive spin to put on it all... it was very gracious!
Needless to say that I highly recommend red handed photography! Tania is professional calm and effortless.. and I have to say that I am thrilled to pieces how the pictures turned out...grumpy 9 year old and all! here are a few of the pics...and guess what everyone is getting for Christmas :)