Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Mothers' Day Photos

What I REALLY wanted was some great family photos like Stasha Ashton had taken by Nicole Hill, courtesy of her wonderful husband Dave. (Read this post here to see how thoughtful and romantic he really is. And then tell Roger that it is a fantastic idea, and does he remember when our wedding anniversary is?) Dave had Nicole fly to France from America to take their family photos as a special gift for their 13th wedding anniversary. I know all this because I read Stasha's blog "La Vie Échangée".
Anyway, what I got was at least a few photos which included me and all four of my children, so that if I die tomorrow we have a record to prove we were a family. I was inspired by this post by Maile Wilson on her "Daily Relish" photography blog.
Unfortunately we were all pretty tired and rather on the grumpy side for the "shoot".
Thanks to Roger for taking the pictures, even though he had absolutely no idea how to handle my Canon EOS 5D (for non photography-enthusiasts just read "camera").


husband of La Vie Echangee said...

I have to say that Roger did a mighty good job on the two photos that you posted. They look great! Beautiful family.

And thanks for the compliments about Nicole. She was great to work with and the photos she took really exceeded our expectations.

Stasha and I love your blog and check it basically every day. We always enjoy your new posts. Hope we get a chance to meet you in person sometime! We will not accept if you come to the Cote d'Azur again and pass by without letting us make you lunch!
Dave & Stasha

The Telfers In France said...

Thanks Dave!
When are you guys leaving???
We would love to see you, but surely you don't have much time left.
I'd really like to check out Mougins, as we have been following your blog for quite some time; and my girls will be really sad if they never get to meet Abby and Sophie.

La Vie Échangée said...

I have to say, NICE work on those photos! I'm very impressed.

We will be leaving this house at the end of June . . . but we have registered the children for school next year, and Dave is looking for a job . . .!

The Telfers In France said...

Roger wants to let you know that he is available next time you need some family photos taken...

nicole hill said...

These turned out great! You didn't even need me!

Although i wish i would have known -and we could have scheduled a session! Take care.

maile said...

i love it, i love it! What a fabulous job you did! Beautiful! thank you for commenting, and also for the link.