We have photos around our home. In fact, as you turn from the diningroom into the passage to go to the family bathroom, there is a family portrait of us. I love family portraits. The problem with our family portrait is that it is over 20 years old !!! Yes, that is the last time we had any sort of professional take some photos of the three of us together. We do have quite a few 'happy snaps' from when we have been on holiday but, other than those, we have nothing *hangs head in shame*
But, that all changed a few weeks ago when I read of a special that Aroha from Photography by Aroha was offering - 30 minute slots on Saturday 26th October. I knew it was meant to be because it was a weekend when A was due to be home AND K, who normally babysits every Saturday, wasn't going to be baby sitting as her family were going away on a cruise. I got in touch and booked our spot - and then promptly forgot about it - until I got the reminder last week from Aroha about it. Then I told A - who was OK with it - not over the moon, but OK. Then I told K about it and she was against it - said she wasn't interested until she had lost some weight. I explained that we would have them done again when we had both lost some weight but I wanted something in the mean time - I wanted some record of us, together, done in a lovely setting by someone who knew what they were doing !!!
And then, when K finally agreed to join us, she reminded me that GC600 was on and Surfers was going to be a mad house. Luckily we managed to change it to the Botanic Gardens outside of Surfers so all was well with the world (yes, first world problems, I know !!!).
The next decision to make was what to wear. Neither of them were fussed but I didn't want us looking like a ragtag bunch of bogans who couldn't even co-ordinate three outfits. K had made up her mind and wasn't changing for anyone. A had chosen a check shirt so I didn't want to wear a patterned top - eventually I landed up buying a plain white top which I figured would go with anything.
We got there and met Aroha and she showed us a couple of places she had chosen for the photos. She was just lovely - really helping us to relax. She did battle at times to get K to smile - but I told her not to take it personally - sometimes we all battle to get her to smile !!!!!
On Saturday night we were all at a 21st in Fortitude Valley and I received three photos from the afternoon - A and I thought they were great. On Sunday morning we received a few more - and we are very happy with them.
I have to confess that I was worried about having my photo taken. I don't believe that I am very photogenic and being 25kgs over weight certainly doesn't help but there really was nothing to worry about.
This is one of A and I. I won't be posting any that have K in them but, they are really lovely as well !!!
Linking in with Kirsty over at My Home Truths for I Must Confess today - why not join in and get anything you need to confess off your chest !
Have the best day !
TFTD : As we grow older and wiser, we begin to realize what we need and what we need to leave behind. Sometimes walking away is a step forward.
Disclaimer : This is not a sponsored post. We paid for our session with Aroha and my opinions regarding the photos are just that, my opinion.