Before running our usual weekend errands, Juston and I spent some time yesterday attempting to get our two canine children to pose for a picture with me in the living room of our apartment. Because the photo will be used on a professional company website, it was important that all three subjects in the photograph were in focus, within the frame, and at least pretending to look happy. We never imagined our pursuit for one picture to turn into a hectic, hour-long ordeal. Below you will find some, but not all, of our photo session outtakes and the commentary we imagine our models would have provided. (Yes, we are THOSE PEOPLE who speak to and for our dogs. Trust us, it makes life WAY more fun)
Photo Session Outtakes
Featuring: Juston - the patient photographer
Myself - the patient mom
Jackson - the conversationalist
Bella - the diva
"Alright, family. Smileeee." - Juston
"Waaaaait, I don't have my lipgloss on." - Bella
"Chicks. So typical." - Jax
"Now. Now. Take it now." - Me
"But they have pouty faces and an underbite." - Juston
"Ok, try it now." - Me
"We've got a but itch and a firm hold on the underbite" - Juston
"Turn ON the FLASH, Dad." - Jax
"Mom, can't we just chill? It's Sunday." - Bella
"WHY so many pictures?" - Jax
"Got it. I'll shut up now." - Jax
"I'm sorry, but this is just getting hilarious" - Jax
"Speak for yourself." - Bella
"My eyes are burning from holding them open" - Bella
Apparently so are mine.
"Whoa, Mom. That last picture of you was whack." - Jax
"This angle is SO much better" - Jax
"Gah, this feels really good." - Jax
"Gah, he's so annoying." - Bella
Pause for the cause.
Puppy kisses break.
"Looking good team. Just a few more" - Juston
"I feel a sneeze coming on" - Bella
"Whew, excuse me. That was a snotty one" - Bella
"You're sick." - Jax
The room went silent.
(Credit: the power of treat-hyponsis)
Some fifty pictures, a few choice words and a handful of dog treats later, Juston was finally able to score these two gems. The furry models were a little cranky at this point, but I think it's safe to say these we're the better two photos of our Sunday portrait endeavor.