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alana’s first self-portrait!

Yesterday was our monthly local photographers luncheon. Typically we do a decent job of getting a whole group self-portrait at some point, but since we were in close quarters in the middle of the slightly claustrophobic Boathouse restaurant, we didn’t really have a great opportunity to take one.

We had a GREAT turnout…hard to believe there were enough of us to be split into 3 large tables! It was a great time, as usual, and after things wound down, there were just a few of us left chatting out front. Me, Rich, Alana, Brittany and her sweet Ada, and my sis.

In the course of conversation, Brittany had the MOST hilarious and brilliant idea. She semi-jokingly mentioned that it would be fun to have Alana and Ada (who love each other very much) stand together for a photo and have one of them hold out their arm as if they were actually taking the photo. This was a perfectly suited idea since Rich is the self-portrait guru and always manages to capture untold numbers of people in a single shot, arm extended and wide-angle lens utilized.

And so, without any more explanation, check out Alana’s first “self-portrait”…a photo that Rich actually took with his 5D Mark II and 16-35mm lens 🙂


And just for fun, here are some shots of the six of us. The first one is hilarious because Brittany didn’t realize that she was completely blocking Ada from view…

Then she realized and corrected the problem…

Then Brittany and I managed to make the same face without any prompting at all 🙂 I adore these photos and the people in them…

And thanks to Brittany for the superb toddler self-portrat idea 🙂

  • Amber - November 16, 2010 - 11:23 pm

    OH. EM. GEE. I am seriously in love with that photo!

  • Tobi Weldon - November 16, 2010 - 11:23 pm

    oh these are PRICELESS….

    the “self portrait” is awesome!!

  • -brittany- - November 16, 2010 - 11:35 pm

    HA!!!! I love love love it!!!! Alana has some serious self portrait skills. . .ALREADY! Must be in the genes! Had fun with you guys!!!

  • meg - November 17, 2010 - 12:19 am

    This is too much! How precious!

  • Lacey - November 17, 2010 - 11:24 am

    Alana’s faces are my favorite in these pics! 🙂 Haha, Love it! What a character!

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