The photos were of three sisters, presumably the photographer's daughters, taken from childhood to adulthood. Each photo captured the girls in the same pose each year, which enabled those viewing the photos to see time progress right in front of us.
Now, this isn't a new concept. Right? How many of you out there have taken monthly pictures of your babies in the same chair or with the same teddy bear? I utilized this concept when I photographed the girls each month in front of the same door last year. Something they refused to participate in this year, by the way.
So really long story short, if I was a photographer, I would sell the idea of family photographs taken on the front steps/porch of your house every year on the same day (or close to the same day.) How about your wedding anniversary? I wish that I had thought of this seven years ago when Rich and I were newly married. Was that seven years ago? Well, I wish I had been a photographer back then too.
A few weeks ago, I decided that instead of wasting more time, I would act on my idea starting with Thanksgiving Day 2011. But first, I needed to figure out how to use a remote with my camera. Okay, so it's not that difficult but mine is a bit uncooperative in that it will fire off fine but once I arrange everyone, it decides to not work and then I have to run over and press buttons on the camera.
(Technically, a horrible photograph. But funny.)
After we were dressed on Thanksgiving Day, I made the mistake of telling the girls that we would be taking pictures outside. I was still trying to get ready myself and then I had to set up the tripod and the camera. They immediately (surprisingly) grabbed shoes and coats and kept asking when we were going to go outside. This left me scrambling and sweating to set up before the excitement wore off.
I just love how Allie and Anna are pounding on the door to be let out.
So here's the best one. Anna insisted on wearing silly sunglasses and I didn't realize that she had decided to pull her dress up and flash everyone.
And one of the girls alone.
Next project = close-up family photos, as unposed as possible....