Aug 31, 2013

Labor Day Weekend at Pensacola Beach, Part 2

My quest for the perfect family beach photo continued on this trip as well.  When packing, I carefully considered clothing that we already had that we could match easily and decided on jeans and white shirts.  I even brought make-up for myself (a big sacrifice) and the right hairbows for the girls.  I remembered the camera and Damon even found the remote and packed the tripod.  What could go wrong?  We were finally going to accomplish the impossible dream!  Right? 

Wrong...Lighting and three small children conspired against us, leaving us with this as our best effort...
It was really overcast, so we had the right time of day but not great lighting...
For a while the girls only smiled when we allowed them to say "poo-poo."  That led to lots of shots like this...
The skirts were also an issue because at age 5 and 3 we apparently don't get the concept of sitting modestly...

When we tried to take pics of the three kids, Watts tried to escape...

The ones of the sisters ended up being my favorites...


Finally we gave up and just took silly pictures of sassy pose...

My guys...love them!






We even tried again the next morning, but by the time we got everyone and everything wrangled and down to the beach, the sun was too bright.  It was really only a problem for some of us.  I'll let you guess which ones...
Oh well...we'll try again next year...

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