It has been several years since Jetta, our four-legged baby as been photographed. We often get asked if she is still around after our Christmas cards go out and she is not included in the family picture. She is indeed still a part of our family. I just can’t manage two kids and a dog for our annual photo shoot. I can barely manage the two-legged kids!
We were lucky to have a nice weekend and about 10 minutes to try and get a few pictures of the kids with Jetta. I was quickly reminded as to why I don’t tackle this session more often. Trying to get 3 VERY active subject to cooperate was impossible! Jetta was in an unexplored part of the yard, so the sniffer was on high alert. Nina was not really in the mood and Sam was trying to be the boss and man handle Jetta by dragging her to the right spot.
My plan was to hopefully get one good shot and be done. It wasn’t until I sat down to look at the picture that I realized none of them were perfect with regards to posing or lighting. But yet they were perfect. They represent that moment and how crazy it was. How sweet and sassy Nina’s expressions can be and how soft and round her face is. Just makes me want to kiss those cheeks! And how ornery Sam is with is kwazy hair and smirk of a smile. And how Jetta was like, ‘What’s going on? What am I supposed to do?”
This little photo shoot reminded me that it’s not always about trying to make everything perfect, it’s about living in the moment and being happy with what you can get. These pictures just make me smile…a lot!