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The Whole Family – Almost . . .

Today is Father’s day, so first let me send a shout out to my Dad.  He raised 5 sisters and me, and did way to much for me to put here, so suffice it to say I’m very thankful to him.  I’ve been told I look like him to.  Not sure if that is good or bad . . . ha ha.

My Dad


I took the picture above at the 50th Wedding Anniversary Party we had for him and my mom.  At that weekend shin-dig we ran a 5K, watched movies, ate ALOT of food, watched old TV shows, watched slide shows, played games, rode in a limousine, ate out, and ate some more. Fun was had by all.

We had almost the entire family there.  We were missing only 2 people which is pretty cool when you think about how big our family is.  See them all right here . . .

The Entire Yager Family (almost)

The Yager's (est. 1960)

The funnest part for me in taking the photo above was also taking a “long portrait”.  I really like the long portrait concept, you can see the personalities of everyone involved a bit more.  No one really knew what was going on, I just told them to stand still for 60 seconds. The laughing and talking just happened on it’s own.  Very fun.  Take a look below.  I would love to take these of anyone and everyone.  I think 30 – 40 years from know this is going to be more treasured then the still photos.  I could be wrong, but I never am.  🙂

  • 29 Jun ’10 - 6:40 pm

    Jon - Thanks Valerie. I had an umbrella over the camera as there was a very big storm coming in (which made the light great by the way). During the “long portrait” the umbrella blew away and starting to roll over and over in the wind and the kids thought that was the funniest thing ever. So the giggling ensued. I didn’t plan the end that way, it just sort happened which is one of the things I like about these. Other then 60 seconds of slightly uncomfortable people, I never really know what is going to happen.ReplyCancel

  • 29 Jun ’10 - 12:41 am

    Valerie - Brilliant! The separate groups in colors, the giggling made me giggle, love the end with just the two of them!
    Oh and, amazing portraits of your dad, really love those!ReplyCancel

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