Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Most Stressful Morning of Her Life Thus Far


Also known as "Family Pictures in a Pasture at 8am in 40 degree Weather While Wearing High Heels Pregnant"

At 6:45 am she and her husband woke their slumbering children and dressed them like porcelein dolls. By 7:15 they were rolling down GA-400 at 20 miles an hour with the rest of northern Fulton County towards the city of Atlanta. At precisely 8:00am on the dot they pulled into the (dirt) drive that led to the polo (read: dirt) fields on the far side of town. The car thermostat read 45 degrees. She rolled up her trouser jeans and hopped jauntily out into the icy air to retrieve both children, a diaper bag and her beloved red velvet peep toe high heels.

A photographer greeted them as they made their way down the long drive (read damp dirt road) out to the polo field itself where at least a dozen thoroughbreds trotted out through the morning haze towards the group as if to say good morning.

"How lovely," she thought, "what a beautiful morning this will be."

Mistake #1 was her red velvet peep toe high heels. Polo fields is not a place for heels, high or low. Especially not when the ground is quite soft from last night's rain.

Their second mistake was her daughter's cream-colored leggings. Putting a crawler down at Polo Fields in cream colored leggings ensures they are soon covered in red Georgia clay.

Her third mistake was telling the photographer she would gladly climb down into the creek bed if she thought it would make a good shot. She was quite pregnant you see. And wearing red velvet peep toe high heels.

If however, in spite of her folly, you'd like to see how the photo shoot unfolded, please visit Alea Moore Photography.

Bless your heart Alea Moore.


7 comments:

  1. These are great pics. The pick I would make for cards would be the last one b/c you can see everyone's faces

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  2. Not sure which Fam one is my fave but LOVE the kids in suitcases. :) And, thank you for all the tips on what not to do prior to, and during a family photo shoot. Duly noted.

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  3. Katie they are fantastic! I love the one of you and BJ just looking at each other...and the one of the fam where only you are looking at the camera. And Brit's little red nose....ADORABLE!

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  4. Wonderful pictures to treasure. I love the little "comfort snugli animals" or whatever they were that the children are holding. They will be a fond memory as they grow older. What a great way to remember this time.

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  5. I love them all! Your peep toes show well and I didn't see any evidence of our GA red clay!

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