Monday, November 14, 2011

jump! shots

The other day we thought it would be fun to get a family jump shot on the beach. I set my camera ( between the fast moving jumps and the evening light, manual settings are a must for this) and Mike humored us and took the shots with me in them. We found out it's really hard to get everyone off the ground at the same time...
floating dad
Hilarious, yes! Just not what we were going for. So Shawn tried holding the girls and the result is kind of super-dad. Reminded me a lot of this shot of him HERE...
A couple of days later, we were at the beach with my sister's family and I just had to try for some more. I love this one...
mom & daughter jump
That is the kind of photo you just know Lily will have in a frame thirty years from now. I wish I had a jump shot of me and my mom when I was eight. (I must say though, my dad did a great job with his old Pentax and we have a lot of fun childhood photos. Just no beach jumps.)
still jumping!
My kids were really getting into the jumping and wanted to review every shot to make sure I was catching them in the air. I love the wacky, silly, fun, kids-being-kids result. You'll never get a cheesy, fake smile if you just tell them to jump!
jumping cousins


  1. love it! I hope she does have that photo in a frame in 30 years.

    Wow, I'll be 64.


  2. So fun! How does it feel to be married to a man who can fly... in more ways than one? :)

  3. Love love love these pics! Fun to see the kids laughing and totally care-free. How richly blessed these young children are --- one day they'll meet the world and know that they were exceptionally privileged in their childhood experience ;)

  4. Dad, that's exactly what we tell ourselves when they are complaining about walking or wanting snacks or being bored in the middle of all the "fun" things we take them to do:)

  5. I adore this post! I want some jumping pictures now!


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