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Don’t Try This At Home…

From the archives…

Two years ago, my neighbor and friend Donna, asked me to photograph her grand children. She wanted to get all of her babies into one photo. There are five under the age of two. We kept having scheduling conflicts since they live in three different states and my traveling schedule was packed.  We finally found 25 minutes on a Monday afternoon after naps and before dinner. Our mission was on!

The Dad’s grabbed the couch from the house, the Mom’s straightened out wardrobe, grandma entertained and a friend helped act as safety coordinator.  What resulted was the craziest 20 minutes of photography I’ve ever had. It was so much fun, but it definitely required all hands to help entertain and watch for last minute escapees.

I am so thrilled I was able to capture this moment for Donna! She was the neighbor you always wanted; waiting with a hot cup of coffee and a wonderful sweet treat to lift your spirits on any day. She also sent leftovers my way. I miss her dearly now that I am in Oregon and she’s in New York. I look back at these photos and fondly remember how we bonded at her kitchen table. One of these days I’ll find myself at her kitchen table.