A few weeks ago, I enlisted my friend Nicole to take our family pictures this year. She takes frequent photos of her darling daughters and is pretty dang good at it, so I was like "YOU! OVER THERE! YOU WILL TAKE OUR PICTURES THIS YEAR!" She said yes because she's awesome, but then when "shoot day" arrived, events arose with her family so we decided to reschedule. About an hour after that text message exchange took place, I told Chad that we were going to give it a shot ourselves. After all, Tripodizzle was getting experimented with more and more, and... do I need to mention the self timer love again? So later on that day, we left our house at 3:45 (trying to be all artsy and photographer-y... golden hour was not to be missed!), drove about 3 or 4 exits south on the 15, then parked our little ol' Volvo on the side of the road near a golf course.
As soon as we got home, I uploaded, did 20,000,000 happy dances, then proceeded to make our Christmas card which is waiting for pick up at Costco. The next morning, I got to thinkin'. I went onto my favorite photographer's website (the one who shot our wedding and is WAY out of our price range for yearly family photos), and started examining what it is that I like so much about her photography. Then I picked my 11 favorite pictures from the 11 different set ups we did, and got to "editing" them the way I thought our favorite photog would. Like on one tab I had her website, then on the next tab I had my uploaded picture to the free online site I was using. I kept switching back and forth and hey hey! After a bunch of playing around, I got all 11 pictures to where I wanted them to be. That's DEF not to say I'm putting that "editing session" up there with that amazing photog, but for 6 + 4 year old pictures and family documenting, I wouldn't say it's too bad!
I'm sure in a few years I'll look back and be like "wow, that's a ton of editing," but right now I freaking love all of them! I truly feel like we scheduled an appointment with a photographer, everyone participated and that was it! Except the photog was my new bff, Tripodizzle.