|Hopeful, excited, optimistic!|
|A tongue-in-cheek potshot at waiting (oh hindsight, so funny)|
Well, since we're waiting again this year we decided to do a different kind of shoot.
A more...snarky sort of shoot, one that takes this idea of the "perfect" Norman Rockwell family and twists it a bit. I admit, I came up with the concept for the shoot before our president-elect took his current position, and so now the idea of a nod to the 1950s has a taste of bile in it, but this was my rose-colored glasses view of the early 1950s, because that was when all these images of perfect domesticity blurred the actual reality of sexism and racism and fear and loathing.
My shoot's not quite as dark as all that, but there's a dark humor lurking:
|Yes. We're featherdusting the nursery.|
|Putting away books.... "Waiting" and "Peep and Egg: I'm Not Hatching."|
|Loving up the glider in the nook|
|Oh, time...you rascal|
|Greeting Bryce with his martini, yup that's real snow|
|Making that twist for the martini |
(it's really water, Bryce was so disappointed but it was noon, so...)
|Get it? The first one was "Every Family Starts With a Wish" |
and then there's just more somewhat-patient "Waiting"
I love it because both shoots are beautiful, and both shoots are reality. The excitement and fresh hope of a new process, and then the reality of keeping it light and sarcastic and still hopeful despite a longer wait than we'd hoped for. Why not do two shoots?
Here's last year's card:
And this year's:
I wish the story had progressed to a baby announcement this year, but that's not how it went. I think we did pretty well with the story we got, though...Happy holidays to you, and may you always find a way to laugh at the twists and turns life throws at you.
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* Last year's photography by Kelly Zimmerman Photography
** This year's photography by Tres Bien Images