Saturday, April 18, 2009

who has a picture of her mom laughing her head off?

I do.  And I love it.

He is doing this project called 30 Strangers and I saw something on it when I was looking at blogs and avoiding all the things that I should have been doing.  Well, my procrastination/terrible housekeeping skills paid off.  I knew they would, someday.  We were so lucky to be one of the 30.  His focus was moms and daughters, as many generations as we could.  Check him out, I think his stuff is pretty amazing.

I take so so so many photos.  It was kind of fun to be on this side of the camera.  Not like watch your kids on the roller coaster fun or out to lunch with the girls fun.  This was a fun that I have never experienced.  Yes, I was hoping he was going to make me look like a super model (you're lying if you say you haven't secretly hoped that before).  Yes, he made me look like me, instead.  Yes, I understand that is perfectly alright.  He had some major make-you-feel-comfortable-in-front-of-the-camera-skills.  I didn't know photographers were this good.  Like, my wedding photographer?  During my bridal shoot I told him I didn't want to sit the victorian looking chaise lounge that the pulled out. If you know me, you know it doesn't suit me.  He kicked the thing across the floor and said, "Who is the photographer here?" Uh.  I don't know.  The scary guy that just kicked the chair?  Maybe it is because  I took my kids to Target to get their photos.  With Justin?  He knew just what to say to make Eva stop doing the fakey smile.  He didn't make us hold any fakey flowers or tilt our head like we were posing for the D package.  I walked away all feeling all giddy and super impressed. 

These are the photos he posted (in order of my favorite):

Oh, and to top it off?  After the shoot we walked over and got some gelato and sweet Eva picked me some flowers.  Lucky, huh?

14 comments:

Jana said...

Your pictures are beautiful! I love them all. He did a great job. You're family is so cute. I love all the pictures of your kids. Especially the ones at your Easter egg hunt. So cute!

five-one-and-a-half said...

AMAZING Christina! That picture of your mom could totally be on a national commercial! That is totally priceless and you will have those photos forever. So cool!

Nicole said...

I LOVE the picture of you and your mom and Eva. It's precious.

Nikki said...

How fun is that! The pictures look great!

Angela said...

I LOVE all the pictures. That is so fun. What an awesome experience!

Malea said...

The last one is your super model magnum shot. I think he did great!

Abbigail said...

Those are beautiful. Just like the three of you.

Emily said...

Wow! wow. I'm amazed that a camera can capture so much about a person. Beautiful, Christina. All of you.

Kathryn said...

I thought I commented a couple of days ago. It didn't post. I love the photos. It is neat to have such a beautiful three generation photo. I love it. You are three pretty girls! I especially love the one of you looking at Eva. It is precious!

Kacy said...

That first picture of your mom is so great. It makes me love her! It also makes me wonder, what dumb knock knock joke did Justin Hackworth just tell her? It's one of my faves from the whole project.

Michelle said...

Those are treasures! What an amazing opportunity. Hope all is well.... let's get together soon!

Michelle said...

Hey I noticed one of the labels for this post is "Junko"... Is that your mom's name? We had an exchange student from Japan in 4th or 5th grade and her name was Junko... just curious....

Alyse said...

Beautiful!

Courtney said...

LUCKY! I am giddy for you. And a little inspired/envious to grow up to be a photographer like that someday. I'll second the vote for the last one being the super model picture of you.

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