Sunday, November 15, 2009

Fall Faces : I Heart Faces No. 2

I Heart Faces is a photography meme website focused on capturing faces and emotions. The site has a weekly themed photo challenge, and this is the second time I am entering the challenge.

Here is my entry for this week's
theme "Autumn Beauty". I took this photo of my children in 2005, and it is one of my favorite fall images.

I had scouted around for a very colorful maple tree that had just lost leaves. I got matching shirts at Old Navy. Everyone had a shower or bath (so they could then get buried in a pile of leaves) I took the rake to the park with me. I combed the children's hair. I got the children and husband snacks and bribes. We tried to arrange the children in close proximity, hide their bodies and rake the leaves all around them.

Of course, at the time, I was hoping all four children would look angelic and perfect in at least one frame, but someone always had...
a funny expression,
or a blinking eye,
or was being silly,
or was annoyed at a sibling
or was annoyed at an itchy leaf.

And of course, they were ALWAYS moving.

Such is a photo session with my four. :)

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Taylor said...

So pretty, love all the smiles.

Rosina said...

It's ok! Sometimes the most precious pictures are those that are not planned. Your children are beautiful, and they will thank you one day for taking pictures of them being them. :)

Mrs. Bird said...

What fun! Great entry :))

Tomara said...

These are the best photos! The real ones! I can't get mine to cooperate either. We have a lot of *action* shots and not many posed ones!

Love the color and the idea with the leaves!

KrisFlower said...

love favorite photos are what I call "the moments in between..." its when everyone is doing their own thing, they're my favorite photos!
You have beautiful kids!

Erica said...

this is so adorable! what a fun shot!

Miti said...

Whoa!!!! That's a bunch of leaves! But like I said, "Leaves make masterpieces!" Love it!

Tracy, mom2many said...

Hey, any picture where everyone in my family is even looking generally toward the camera is a keeper. I think I have one out of 500 pictures a year that works. Cute photo!

Amariah said...

Nice photo.. I love taking pics during Autumn :)

Michelle Pixie said...

Very Cute!

CallanNMasonsMama said...

Great shot.

Josh, Steph, The Boys and Maddie said...

How cute! I love how they are all buried in those leaves

*Jess* said...

now that is a deep pile of leaves! Love it!

Jenny said...

That is a lot of leaves! Cute picture.

Melissa G. said...

Wow, that's a lot of leaves! It looks like they are enjoying the autumn beauty! Nice photo!

Owner said...

You know, that is so cute!! Those kids are adorable! :D


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