Photo Shoot

24 Sep

Probably a month or so ago, I won a photo session on Facebook from a wonderful local photographer named Aly Medina at La Luz Photography.

I finally got around to scheduling the shoot and promptly went out and bought roughly one trillion dollars worth of new clothes for the family. I mean, you can’t have a photo shoot without everyone having coordinating outfits, right?

And, by the way, coordinating outfits for three people without trying to look too matchy-matchy is a royal pain in the ass. Just a nice little public service announcement for y’all.

So after buying 8 trillion different outfits (for myself), the family headed up to my old alma mater (Go dawgs! Woof! Woof!) to practice our runway walks in front of the photographer.

Now, due to Bee’s ridiculous crying and tantrums during our photo shoot with Sissy at the beach (and you’d think since Sissy and I hail from the same vagina, that would lend Sissy some sort of street cred with Bee, right? Yeah, not so much…), the day before the shoot I really made a point to prep Bee on what was going to happen.

Okay, basically I told her that we were taking her to the park.

Tomato, to-mah-to, people.

To be fair, I DID warn her that there would be a nice lady there who would be taking our photos and that every now and again we might have to pose and say “cheese”. Was Bee cool with it? Totally.

Until, you know, we got there and she saw the camera.

What happened next was nothing short of a Linda Blair movie.

Sidenote: What the fuck is up with this photo being on the front page of IMDB right now?!

This photo makes my brain throw up in my head.

Way to make me scratch my eyeballs out with my toenails, IMDB. Thanks for that.

Speaking of freakishly scary things, Bee was absolutely possessed by the devil.

Not only did she refuse to pose for photos, she basically cried any time she (1) saw the photographer, (2) saw the camera, (3) felt the wind blow, (4) remembered that we weren’t at an actual park, (5) took a breath.

Needless to say, it got old real fast.

But despite my child being fully uncooperative, check out these amazing photos we got! I swear, our La Luz is a freakin’ miracle worker.

Or a priest who specializes in exorcisms.

The jury is still out.

Love Love Love

Thank you so much to Aly Medina from La Luz Photography for these great photos! I can wait to place my order and get some hanging up on the walls at home!

Song title: Photo Shoot by Gucci Mane

13 Responses to “Photo Shoot”

  1. unbride September 24, 2009 at 6:35 am #

    Beautiful!

    She even made the little devil look like an angel…must be a pro at photoshop! LOL.

    Seriously though, they are great.

  2. Midori September 24, 2009 at 8:23 am #

    Beautiful! I especially like the one with the feet – darling shoes, by the way.

  3. Aly/La Luz Photography September 24, 2009 at 8:24 am #

    Come on. She wasn’t THAT bad! :) And I’ve never performed an exorcism. Maybe I’ll look into it should photography fail me?

  4. Mrs. J September 24, 2009 at 10:05 am #

    LOVE the foot one, but then again I am known for being a total shoe whore, so not surprising I guess. I also love and can’t help but notice that is the only pic featuring Mr. Bee. :)

  5. Sharla September 24, 2009 at 10:47 am #

    These are great. Nice work, Aly!

  6. Jennie September 24, 2009 at 12:11 pm #

    Oh my. Your shoes are the greatest things I have ever seen. And the pictures were good, too.

  7. Pearl Wisdom September 24, 2009 at 12:28 pm #

    i am so jealous! i can count on one hand the number of ‘family’ pics we have (2 of those would be from christmas 07 and 08) and we have exactly ZERO professional photos.

    these are so great! i love them all, but i think my favorite is the one of you trying to throw bee over the balcony.

  8. CoreyAnn September 24, 2009 at 2:32 pm #

    LOVE THEM!!!

    I remember from my Urban Seattle mommy group days that La Luz was used by those that always had the great family photos. NICE CHOICE!!!

    Is that Red Square I see? I love Suzzallo…could it be???

    Also, who did her hair!?! Its so cute and fantastic!!!

  9. Erin September 24, 2009 at 2:40 pm #

    Can I have your shoes? Oh and I LOVE the pictures!

  10. Bethany September 24, 2009 at 5:46 pm #

    They are fantastic! Wow! :)

  11. Lin September 24, 2009 at 9:34 pm #

    The photos look great…the clown however is scary as hell :(

  12. Melisa September 26, 2009 at 3:22 am #

    Beautiful!! I’m jealous…here we were suppose to take professional photos every 3 months since baby came and we have done that exactly once. *le sigh*

  13. Erin October 5, 2009 at 9:18 am #

    Holy crap! Could that kid BE any cuter?! Um, don’t think so…

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