Friday, September 05, 2008

Summer 2008 Photo Poll

Each year, at the end of August we have taken a photo of K & O sitting in this one particular spot of our yard. Check out the photos on our blog's sidebar to see the photos from Summers 2005, 2006, and 2007. Last weekend we did the photo shoot for Summer 2008. Meera was included this year! Doing it was a vivid reminder of why we generally work hard to avoid posed photos. Braydon, who was protected behind the lens of the camera and thus a bit more detached than the rest of us, was the only member of the family who didn't have a major meltdown in the process to get these photos. Somehow, despite the pain and suffering of the posed photo shoot, the four of us over the age of 12-weeks-old did manage to laugh most of the way through it (between tantrums). We took a total of 78 photos during two different times of day, but we've narrowed it down to 5. Which is your favorite?!?! PLEASE VOTE!!! Vote by clicking on the poll at the upper left hand corner of our blog! Poll ends Monday... at which point we'll reward you by posting 5 of the best reject photos from the Johnson-McCormick Summer 2008 Tree Photo Event. As always, click on any photo to enlarge.

Photo 1


* Photo 2



Photo 3


* Photo 4


* Photo 5




laurafingerson said...

Can I tell you how great it is to hear that taking a family photo took 78 tries at 2 different times during the day??!! I always see these beautiful photos of families and I figure my girls are the only impossible ones when it comes to looking "normal," looking at the camera, smiling, and standing or sitting close to the other people in the photo without a tight grip. Not to mention issues of lighting, place, etc. Yay for not being the only one! ;) And yay for your great photos!

Holli said...

LOVE it seriously I have been waiting for this all month! :) love the idea of this and am going to copy!:)
I vote 1 or 3!

El fil vermell said...

Ohhh beauiful photos!!
My favorite is a number three!


M3 said...

Beautiful, I love them all. Maybe 1 or 3?'s really hard to pick.

Anonymous said...

Whoo hoo, this is our first time voting. I (Claudia vote #3), John said (#5), Becky & Shawn loved #1. Sorry they all wanted in the action.

I know how it is taking pictures. Especially when going on vacation. I always took over 500 with our old digital camera. Our new one with new disc can take over 1500. Mmmmm wander if I will ever come close.

Love and Hugs,

Anonymous said...

i want one of these!!!!!! i love them all.. how could i vote?


Malia'sMama said...

NUMBER ONE!!!!! :)

Emmers said...

5!! :)

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The Jabber said...

Meera looks SO not entertained in most of these... it really cracks me up, in comparison to her ham brothers!

Life in Fitzville said...

I vote 3 or 5... maybe 1. 1,2, and 4 are all so cute, but a little shadowed on the boys handsome faces. All of them are adorable.

And with 7 kids, I always take a ton of shots so I get at least one or two decent ones... we just did group shots recently too.

Mindy said...

#5 All the way!

Anonymous said...

1 or 3 :)

Ani said...

I like 3 and 5, but Meera looks a bit, how do I say it... mmmm 'squished' :)
and one of the boys is way too serious... So I voted for 3! Can't wait for the outtakes!

Alexandra Milspaw said...

I vote for number 4! :)

Ruth said...

Five, I think, but they are all great.

Anonymous said...

Another vote here for 4...Meera doesn't look so squished and the boys both look a bit more animated and natural!


Anonymous said...

#5 of course all the way CMP

stephanie garcia said...

Love #3.