For ages now, my sister Andrea has been begging me to take photos of her family. And finally, this last time I was visiting her we had time to do it. Unfortunately, her hubby couldn't be there, so we had to make do with her and the kids.
We went to a really picturesque spot by an old bridge. The sun was a bit bright, but we worked around it.
The kids were a bit wary of me sticking a camera in their face at first. So I did a couple shots of just Andrea and the baby.
Aren't they cute? Then after letting them run around for a bit...
they finally warmed up.
Such cute blondies.
These boys sure do love their little sister.
This one especially.
Then we wanted to get a cousin shot. We sat them all down in a line, and no one wanted to cooperate.
Mom, he stole my rocks!!
I'm really not having fun. But finally:
I had to photoshop 2 heads into this picture to get everyone looking half decent, but at least it was something. I laid down on the ground to get a better angle and all the kids copied me.
Ella, ever the model. But I'm glad they did because I got one of my favorites from the whole day:
So serious. I was trying to get him to smile in his pictures and I told him to think funny thoughts. This is what I got from that:
So I just went along with the serious theme and told him to act like a man instead. That got me a couple good ones:
Then it was both the boys' turn. Andrea was telling them to stand like her:
She didn't like that they were making fun of her, but I think it made for a cute picture.
Being the younger one, this one didn't like to hold still much at all:
I was lucky to get one head shot of him.
And during the break between shots big Cousin was so nice as to pick the bugs out of Alex's hair:
Nothing like reverting back to our simian roots.
Andrea offered to take some photos of me with the kids, but Alex had had enough.
Please, no more pictures, he says. So I'll just make do with this cutie:
And finally, a few more shots of the cousins:
White t-shirts on a bright day was not the brightest plan. Okay, that was a really lame pun.
I wish I'd had more of a zoom for this one, but never fear, I will soon!!
And that's that.