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The Kelly Family: A Moment in Time

Lisa texted me this morning “I have an idea for a blog post. Do you mind if I use one of your family pictures from the group shoot in the fall?” I like the idea, but Skyped her back that mine is not a photo you can just put out there without the back story. Good, bad or ugly… our 2014 family photo tells a story about our family. The whole thing came about as part of a larger multi-family group photo, using a photographer and friend of my brother and sister in law. In the days before our scheduled shoot, I looked up his online portfolio and discovered a plethora of creative genius with vibrant, edgy, style . These were no quaintly posed group photos; they were families in action!  Inspiration struck. We try so hard to make photos reflect perfect people. Hair, makeup, clothes, smile. How many times have you cringed when your child brings home their school picture? The funny face, the missing button, the crooked bangs?  Why do we cringe?  A photograph is meant to capture