I took a break from regular updates last week as the relations converged on the Golden household. The Gilmores came from Atlanta and LA to visit the Goldens who are all in DC. It was a perfect storm of ridiculousness that I managed to take in stride with a cocktail in one hand and a camera in the other. Oh, and you heard me right. My family is made up of Gilmores and Goldens. Just like the tv shows.
My mother had informed me during the Summer that I would be taking a family portrait this year. I didn’t actually have a say in the matter. She would have docked my turkey. As much as I loathe groups shots, I did it and much to my surprise I had fun with it. I kind of enjoy bossing the family around.
The best shots came about thanks to my very cooperative cousins, Sammi and Amanda.
Sammi here tossed her head 20 or 30 times. Glad she didn’t puke up dinner.
My 13-year-old cousin Amanda was happy to vamp for the camera. Hard to believe she’s 13.
This was my favorite photo of the night. My brother was about halfway through a bottle of Maker’s Mark and my grandmother strongly disapproves of drinking. I don’t even remember taking this picture. They were just sitting on the couch waiting for the others to come in for the group portrait. I had a remote trigger in my hand and kept accidentally setting it off- I think this is one of the accidental triggers.