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Family Photos 2012

2013 January 13
by Katie

Last year my big family started a tradition of doing a non-traditional family photo.  You may remember this…

Yes most of that photo is real.  The cigarette is not.  Jer’s teeth are not.  And that’s about it.

And you can read all about it here.

Basically this idea of a non-traditional family photo sprung from my loins (stop thinking about my loins) and now I am obsessed with them.  Sadly, this year we got together for Christmas and I hadn’t begun to plan our big family shoot.  It was Weston’s fault.  When in doubt, blame the overly happy and intensely adorable infant!  So instead of adding more last minute thing to the plate o’ stress that is served at Christmastime…I simply set up a white backdrop and asked everyone to make a silly face.  One take each.  One crazy shot.  All cropped square and put together in a collage of our family.  Just a simple way to memoralize 2012. 

Weston apparently doesn’t follow instruction very well…we told him silly but I guess he heard “cute”….

And yes, it is hilarious to me that so many relations of mine heard the command of ‘silly face’ and immediately went with the cross eye or tongue out.  We must be related.

38 Responses leave one →
  1. Angela permalink
    January 13, 2013

    I’m glad you had this crazy idea, because it’s so much fun to read about. I love how your Mum and Dad just join in and they look so cute. Speaking of cute…yes Weston really nailed that brief! Jeremy looks like he’s channeling Billy Crystal !!?

  2. January 13, 2013

    That is by far one of he funniest things I have ever seen. Way to go!!! I may have to use this idea to get my family to be a little more motivated for picture time. Thanks for the laughs- it was awesome!

  3. January 13, 2013

    Uh – I’m stealing this. Phenomenal!! Hope your cute family of four are doing well :)

  4. January 13, 2013

    Cute! We tried to do a family photo this year but the snow foiled our plans and then people had to travel home.

  5. January 13, 2013

    How fun… I love this idea. Too bad my husband acts like he’s getting tortured when I take his picture. Wait, maybe he’d be more likely to if he was having fun!

    • January 13, 2013

      haha…most of my family does too…that’s why this tradition was created :)
      xo – kb

  6. January 13, 2013

    I am DYING. That is the funniest thing I have seen evar.. well, at least this year. ;)

  7. January 13, 2013

    Hahah! It is like your version of the Brady Bunch! What a fun tradition!

  8. January 13, 2013

    ohmygosh! why is this so freaking funny?! i cannot stop laughing. you and jeremy are high-larious.

  9. January 13, 2013

    BAHAHA. Hilarious!! Yours or Jers has to be my favorite. Can’t decide. You’ve got one crazy family. :) xo

  10. Tammie permalink
    January 13, 2013

    I clicked on the link for last year’s pics. Funny!! Gosh your family must be good sports! I burst out laughing when I saw the pic of the guy with the knife ??cleaning his toenails.

  11. January 14, 2013

    Is your family adopting by any chance? j/k I love my family to death, but let’s just say they wouldn’t have to dress up for redneck photos ;)

  12. Katie permalink
    January 14, 2013

    Love that your Mom did such a posh kissy face! Hah!

  13. Rebecca permalink
    January 14, 2013

    Your mom’s is my favorite!

  14. January 14, 2013

    I am literally rolling after seeing your pics from last year! Love all of them! Is that a mock can of dip in your pocket too? hehe, so much in character ;)

  15. January 14, 2013

    I like how you can spot the lens cap in your pocket :D

  16. January 14, 2013

    Awesome! I was wondering if you squeezed in your fun Christmas picture with Weston’s arrival. This is such a fun idea. I love that everyone just got one take!

  17. January 14, 2013

    Will is adorable in this one!

  18. January 14, 2013

    Your moms pic is my fave! She heard silly and went for cool!

  19. January 14, 2013

    I showed these to my mom last night and we had such a fun time laughing. I love that your family takes time to play with one another!

  20. Maribel permalink
    January 14, 2013

    Hands down the hillbilly family photoshoot is my fave!

  21. January 14, 2013

    you really are a riot! This is too cute!

  22. January 14, 2013

    LOLOL!! That hillbilly pic is epic. Favorite part has got to be Will’s face! ;) So. Funny!

  23. January 14, 2013

    I love it! I loved last years and I love the white backdrop and silly faces this year. I loved your idea so much that this year we did a family picture. One set as confused rockstars and one set with mustaches. We had a blast and it will definitely be a yearly thing. Thanks for the inspiration!

  24. January 14, 2013

    It’s so fun that you can use your gift for photography to create a light-hearted family tradition.

  25. Mel permalink
    January 14, 2013

    Love the creativity! Takes the torture out of trying to get everyone to take a holiday picture.

  26. Anya permalink
    January 14, 2013

    I want you to know that the first time I saw the post with your ‘kin” I had just barely survived the worst day of my entire life and the photos of your family literally made the day worth living through. THANK YOU!!!

    • January 14, 2013

      Well, I’m so glad that we did it then :) I’ve had my moments like that too…when things are totally collapsing around me and then something makes me laugh…THANK goodness :)
      xo – kb

  27. Kelly permalink
    January 14, 2013

    How funny! After looking a second time, I noticed that your brothers and sister each have one eye straight ahead and one eye crossed… hahaha

  28. Amanda permalink
    January 14, 2013

    That hillbilly photo makes me question everything I know. If two people as gorgeous as you and Jeremy could look that white trash, then any ugly person in the world has hope. You’re like that girl in Big Fat Greek Wedding. Amazing.

  29. January 14, 2013

    Amazing, I love it!

  30. January 14, 2013

    These are fantastic! Trying to get my family to take pictures is pretty much impossible. Maybe we should follow in your footsteps and just have some fun with it!

  31. January 15, 2013

    OMG – i have been smiling all day thinking about your family portrait – and I am still giggling 12 hours later. i’m a long time reader but first time commentor – i am going to try and talk my wacky family into doing something like this! Thanks so much for the laughs! mel x

  32. January 15, 2013

    Your moms’s pose! I love it! I am a married lady but I think I just fell in love with her.

  33. January 15, 2013

    Great job! The silly faces in a collage turned out really well. I don’t have any kids yet and I can’t even get it together to organize a family photo of my husband, our dog, and me.

  34. January 15, 2013

    How cute is your mom?!

  35. Lisa T. permalink
    January 16, 2013

    This is the most hilarious picture I’ve seen so far! I love it!!!!

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