I knew I was in for some, um, excitement even before I arrived at the homestead.
A couple days before my scheduled photo shoot with this extended family, full of fun and good-looking genes, I got an email wondering if I would hang out an upstairs bedroom window to take an aerial shot of all the family in a family tree configuration.
My mental picture, as I read that email, had me hanging desperately onto the window sill with one foot while the other leg kicked wildly through the air as I dangled out the window upside down shooting pictures frantically in hopes of getting a good one before I plummeted to the earth.
My goal: avoid the dangle and plummet part.
As I described this plan to my friend and fellow photographer, she wasn’t as sympathetic as I’d hoped:
Well, anyway, I didn’t dangle. I didn’t plummet. But I did get the family tree shot.
Plus, the obliging cousins lay on the ground while I peered down at them from my perch. They must like laying on the ground. Or, at least, they look awfully cute in the process. 🙂