Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving photos

I've realized something about my "photographic style" while looking at my holiday photos: I'm not very good at documenting my family life. When I have my friends and family around, I tend to forget I have a camera and spend my time socializing (aka running my mouth). I did get a few for Thanksgiving, though:

The obligatory turkey shot. One day I'm going to put it on a pretty platter and give it a real photo op, but I was feeding 20 people this year, and I'm not sure they would have appreciated the delay.
My stepsister came from New York to visit from from Tuesday to Saturday and brought along her dog. She's moving to Switzerland in a couple of weeks (her husband has been there since July) so here she is trying out all her new snow gear in my backyard. She's all bundled up, and I was standing there in just a sweatshirt complaining that I was hot. Maybe I should move to Switzerland.
My mom and stepdad. It is really hard to get a photo of my mom because she's so camera shy, so getting the two of them together was a triumph. Don't tell her I posted this.
DD got a new 'do:
Laurie and I hit L.L.Bean on Wednesday night. Here's a crappy snapshot of her out front with the big Bean boot.

20 comments:

Gypsy Girl said...

Nice that you got a pic of mom and step dad together. DD new do is cute.

Melissa said...

You did a great job. I tend to not document my family either and I get mad at myself for it. I used to always just snap away now if it's not a photoshoot, I tend not to bother. That'll have to be my New Year's Resolution - more everyday shots.

Nicole said...

That is a large boot! It has been harder for me this year to take more documentary style of my own family. I'm too busy trying to make it perfect and learn from it. I find that if I just switch to auto and let the camera do the work, I enjoy it a little more.

Mom2Drew said...

I love these! It's what it's all about. If I had a decent auto on my camera, it's totally use it more. With that said, I did put it on "P" for a large part of the day and just had fun. Thanks for your fun too and wow your turkey looks terrific!

Rachael said...

Great job capturing your family and the day! And good job on cooking for 20 people, wow! :)

Angela2932 said...

What is that Big Bean Boot?????? Is that at a store, or some kind of really cool camera POV effect that you've been keeping secret from all of us? I love the shot!

Amy said...

How fun that your sis is heading to Switzerland, sounds like a perfect reason to visit! And love your dd's new style, looks great on her! :)

Amy said...

p.s. Your new blog header is awesome!

Ginnie said...

So becky... were your breasts as good as mine?... ;)

PS- love the header!!

Shannon said...

wow, that is one big boot!

Nessa said...

That boot picture cracks me up, and I love the turkey!

Margaret said...

Love all these shots! That boot is amazing! :)

Kristen Wagner Penn said...

The header is awesome! I love the way you captured your Thanksgiving. And that boot, holy cow!

Suzy said...

Cool captures! How did you shrink Laurie to get that boot shot?

Reds said...

Nice looking turkey!!! And I have a photo of that boot too!! ;) And good for you to invite 20 people over... you must have been real tired after all that cooking!

pat said...

Nice turkey, Becky! I hardly ever take family photos, either... In fact, my DD told me my resolution this year should be to take more photos with R and me in them. I am so envious that you are actually able to shop AT Bean, rather than catalog!!

Bobbi said...

So telling on you! These are great shots, I cannot imagine entertaining 20 people-go you!

And don't act like you don't have a beard in your top drawer ;)

Mandy said...

Hahaha...I love that one with the BOOT! The last time I was down there I saw a bunch of tourists in front of it all posing for the camera. One person fell off the boot and (because they weren't hurt) I felt better about laughing.

Jess said...

That boot is a riot! These are great shots, I think you did a fab job documenting the day. It doesn't take a ton of shots. You tell the story so well with just a few. :)

Anonymous said...

You are busted,Bec, for putting that dorky picture of me outthere.
Love your potential card and loved the gal's question about how did you shrink Laurie to get the shot. Then I realized she meant photographically, (spelling ?) not literally.
Love you.
Mom