Check out these gorgeous pictures! Kat and Justin, the photographers behind Persimmon Images, did an awesome job, and we're really happy with these shots-- not to mention the 50 some odd more that aren't posted here. We are not exactly the easiest family in the world to photograph, so that makes these pics especially great.
Take Connor, for example. I mean sure, the kid is unbelievably cute, which makes things a little easier. But he also drools a ton, sticks his fingers in his mouth, refuses to look at the camera or smile, self-stims by flapping his arms a lot, and since he doesn't stand on his own is a challenge to pose. Then we have Jer, who was switching between crutches and a wheelchair at the time and tends to do that cheesy-smile thing for the camera.
Finally there's me; not only do I wrinkle my nose up when I smile, but when I laugh I throw my head back and so there are no doubt a ton of rejected pictures of shots that would have otherwise been great if I wasn't showing off my nostril hair. This laugh is a family trait that both me and my sister inherited (Tom, do you do this too?), so it's not going anywhere any time soon. And because I was having a great time despite the bad weather, and also because Kat and Justin are both hilarious, I was laughing a lot. The fact that they still managed to get seventy five absolutely awesome shots of us is a testament to what fantastic photographers they really are.
Get Hitched, Give Hope; where they and a whole bunch of other bridal vendors will be raising money for end-stage cancer patients. Future brides take note!
At any rate, enjoy the eye candy!
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