Do you remember taking family photos as a kid? I do. Every few years (no, we weren’t a “yearly photo” kind of a family) my parents would make us dress in our Sunday best and haul us into a department store photo studio. There were six of us, sometimes more if we had an exchange student or a teenager who needed a safe place to land living with us. The studio staff would look slightly overwhelmed, but manage to squeeze us onto the backdrop…..just barely. We would then endure twenty minutes of trying to get everyone to look at the camera and being blinded by the flash.
A few weeks later my mom would pick up the proofs and go through the process of choosing the one pose where no one’s eyes were closed and the fewest number of us were making faces that betrayed our discomfort at being squished together like sardines. No wonder we only did that every few years!
Cabesh Photography | Family Photographer | Lansdale, PA