Every few years we have to take a new family photo for a "prayer card" to send out to our ministry team. Unfortunately, I missed the chance to have my good friend and awesome photographer, Tripp Flythe, take our picture before he left on home assignment a few months ago. And time is short these days, as we're busy packing. So I wound up taking the picture myself...which is easier said than done.
None of these are staged. In some, I was checking lighting, or focusing, or the camera remote. In others...well, I have no idea. I just kept snapping away, and when we got back to the house we just laughed and laughed at the number of pictures where someone, or everyone, was looking away, or doing odd faces. Each of these crops below is from a different picture, in the order they were taken, during out little 10 minute photo shoot as we raced the setting sun behind the MAF hangar. Interestingly, the one shot we wound up using was the very last picture we took (and the very last one here on the post), but we had no idea that it was "the money shot" until we got home.
And here's the one we used...the very last one we took!