Sunday, November 20, 2011

Family Pictures

Yesterday Ben and I were driving around and I spotted this really cool building. Turns out it was a vacant bank. I loved the structure with the arches and the bricks. I'm always on the lookout for new locations to shoot.

We hurried home and dressed all the kiddos. I dumped a gallon size ziplock bag of stolen Halloween candy (yes, I stole Zoey's candy-all for her well being keep in mind) into my bag. I'm not ashamed to say that I bribe my kids. In fact, I like to bribe my kids when the moment counts. All parents with young children know what a chore it is to get everyone dressed and hair done for pictures-all the while hoping that they don't get their outfit dirty before it's time.







Phew! We made it! Until next year. . .


Tyler and Lisa said...

Great spot! These all look awesome! So you are telling me you set up the camera and take all your own family photos yourself?!

Sarah said...

I can't believe you could just "run home and get the kids ready." Please tell me you already knew what everyone was going to wear--it is a HUGE production at my house to get everyone ready for pics! And, I love your hair!

Kathy said...

SO CUTE! Me and Mom and Dad and Abby were all looking at this the pictures! And Val....LOVE. your. hair. Incredible pictures! And I think the family is kinda cute too.


Valerie said...

Lisa, yes, I set the camera up on self timer and do the pictures I am in one by one! It's so hard! Luckily, I really like candid pictures and don't care if everyone is not looking at the camera:)

And Sarah, yes, I already knew what everyone was going to wear. I had to plan that out way in advance-so don't think I am super woman or anything. It's pure chaos-that is why I only do my family once a year:)

Thanks Hannah and everyone! Can't wait to see everyone!! Ahhh! I can't wait!

Michael Family said...

Is that the bank by Nob hill foods--like on Oak Grove? That's a cool place! Love the shots!