7.30.2010

the pictures that almost weren't...

My good friend Teresa asked if I could get a few shots of her family, and, of course I said yes. So we quickly set up a date to take these cute gals and handsome Dad out. The night before our shoot, Teresa realized that she had scheduled for a time when her hubby would be working. Ok, no problem, just reschedule for a bit later. Well, then my own little missy decided to make it difficult for me to get out...a bit of juggling childcare and another crisis averted. Teresa packed all of her girlies in the car and picked me up...one problem: Dad hadn't quite made it home for work. We drove back to her house to wait. He was on his way; we left the movie on in the car so we didn't have to get the girls out. At this point Teresa was starting to panic a bit. She HAD to be home in less than an hour, and we hadn't even left the house yet! Just as she was about to have a meltdown, Andy walked in the door...good man! He quickly changed and we all hopped in the car. The battery was dead! No Way! The clock was down to 45 minutes and ticking. Teresa pulled out the jumper cables, and Andy hooked them all up to save the day. Uh-oh...smoke! Flames were shooting off of the cables! At this point Teresa was barely keeping it together. She started sprinting through the neighborhood in her high heels to find someone with another set of jumper cables. Thank goodness for good friends; they were over in less than a minute. The car was a bit stubborn, but within a few minutes it was running again, and we were on our way! We ended up only having about 15 minutes to get a few shots, and I discovered a great, new location! In the end, I think it all worked out alright.




8 comments:

dunlop family said...

ahhhh! oh my goodness!!!!! i am SO in LOVE with these!!!! you are my favorite!!!! the best is that YOU did them and i will have that fun fun memory of our crazy day to go with it! i love, d!!! thank you so much!!! xoxox


i'm in tears!!

Sarah said...

That's exciting for sure! Cute pics, as always. Love them.

J Family said...

Love the story, the pictures, location, and the family ain't too bad either! :)

brooke said...

I love these.. their outfits are awesome and they are a beautiful family! These have got to be so special to this darling family! Nice work!

The McCulloughs said...

WOW! What a story! I never would have thought that you guys only had 15 minutes to capture these shots! They are adorable and I am love with the colors! Great work again, DIon and cute family Teresa! Can't wait to see some of the awesome pics you take in Argentina! Good luck again!

Ricki said...

Love the colors, and the story!!:) Nothing can ever go off without a hitch!

tangie said...

woa... that is one crazy story!! i'm sure they are so glad you got to capture these after all of that -- for the short amount of time you had, they are so amazing!! and is that seriously the mom? looks like 5 daughters and one lucky guy (not that he looks old enough to be her dad...)... ;-)

Erin Fonnesbeck said...

Dion, these are AWESOME! I LOVE the ivy!