Here is our 2013 video Christmas card that has a quick recap of our entire 2013.
One of the biggest blessings in our business is being able to look back at families where we’ve had a long standing relationship with and see the photos from long ago compared to more recent ones.
It made me want to do a little throwback Thursday.
Lets start out with our own family.
This first shot is of our son Mayz when he was about 4 months old.
A few years later, we adopted Reid and Kole. This was one of the first days that the 3 bros got to play together at our house.
Fast forward to this year. This is our “renegade bros” photo from last March.
Back in 2007 we got to do a photo shoot with Miranda and her brothers:
Now she’s all grown up:
We photographed a few other families who’s names I’ll leave out. You may recognize these from one of our other recent blog posts which is what spurred this thread.
Here’s a family from 2008:
and then one from earlier this month:
We’ve been friends with the Mackey family for MANY years and each year we do some fun and crazy Christmas card shoots with them back in 2006.
This one is from our first Christmas shoot with them:
and then here’s one from last year…they’ve had a few more additions:
Seeing those old and new photos brings a smile to my face and we are so lucky to have many long standing relationships with clients where we get to watch their kids grow over the years.
Earlier this week, Fox 2 News came out to our house to interview me regarding the blog post I had written about Pinterest. For anyone that missed that, you can see the 2 minute piece here:
They asked me what my issue with Pinterest was and unfortunately the meat of the problem was totally cut out of the broadcast. But…that’s ok, it was still fun to be on TV.
The best part of it was that when we were done with the interview, they had me bring the boys out in the yard and I had about 3 minutes to take some quick pics. I figured that since I shot some, I might as well post them.
At one point I had the boys goofing around and wrestling and then I thought…maybe showing fighting children isn’t the best idea for the news cast. But by then they were all geared up…that’s where the 4th photo comes in. You can see the camera guy back there.
Recently, a lot of people have seen this photo which has been going around facebook. I’m not sure who created this but I think it’s genius. It made me laugh a lot and made me think about our own family.
The perception is what we hope will ultimately stick around in our long term memory banks. It’s perfect and full of love and bliss.
This past week, we took our three boys to the Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky to have a few days of waterpark fun.
I brought our underwater camera to shoot some fun pics and video. There was lots of laughing, squealing, splashing, and sliding (watersliding that is.)
When watching the video, it is a perfect reminder of the amazing few days that we had.
This is of course is just the perception. It feels like most of the time was spent chasing after our three small children. We were constantly having to remind them to not run, to not scream in the hallways, to not run, to not scream in the hallways, to not run, to not scream in the hallways, to get out of the water after you come down the slides because the lifeguards don’t want you to be in the way when the next person comes down, to lay on your back when you come down the slide so the lifeguards don’t get mad, to wait in line and not just cut in front of other people, to not just run away because you want to go down a slide without telling anyone where you’re going, to not jump when getting on the water slide, to not run, to not scream in the hallways, to not be yelling in the restaurant, to quit whining when your brother touches your arm, and the list goes on and on and on. Listening to the non-stop chatter of three small children can be mind-numbing when they say the same thing over and over and over. The days felt long and exhausting.
BUT… then there’s the other side of it. Getting to see their beautiful smiles, to hear their squeals of glee, and to get big tight squeezy hugs at the end of a long day is just awesome. These videos show the fun and excitement they had. This is what they will remember and after watching the videos only a few times…this is what WE will remember in the long run as well.
We pray for many more little vacations that are filled with joy and laughter and all the frustration that comes along with it.
Hi everyone! We hope you enjoy the short compilation of photo/video clips from 2011.
Merry Christmas and God Bless!!