Today after church we headed to the Klemens/Munsinger Gardens to take pictures. I have been wanting to go for weeks. We didn't end up spending time actually IN the gardens like I had hoped (there is never enough time!), but we did get some great shots on a spot I had scouted out earlier. It was technically in the Riverside Park, but heh--you can drive through the gardens to get there. :)
Everyone knows it usually takes me a bit to get my camera set up and on the right settings. I take a bazillion pictures before I'm ready to get "the" picture. Then when I'm finally ready, everyone is usually "done". LOL. So this time Mitch took a bunch of kids for a potty break. Some of the older kids had a pinecone war. (Reminded me of the corncob fights we used to have with our cousins.) I took the opportunity to nurse Obadiah also.
It was a cloudy day. I liked the nice, even lighting, but I should have used my flash to brighten our faces a little more. Proof that I'm still learning...
(Micah is holding Obadiah on his lap in the picture above...so cute.)
I loved this picture (above). I tried to randomly space everyone. By the time I got the smiles I wanted (below), some squirmy kids didn't stay in place, LOL. But it works anyway! I'm actually sort of fond of the personalities displayed in the one above. :)
Tirzah was adament about NOT smiling. She was definitely ready for a nap!
That's it! That one (above) was "good enough".
Such a brave big girl...
And so serious, too!
Auntie Hope with Obadiah
Caleb requested a solo photo so he could have a picture for his blog. :)