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Old 07-31-2010, 10:55 PM   #946
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The Backstory to our Photo Session with the Roots

That is when it was dropped on me that Chris had decided he was too tired and not in the mood for pictures and would not be coming.

what in the world?I would have absolutely died at this point!
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No way! Heads would roll if my husband tried to bow out of a "family" photo shoot. I can't wait to hear how it went!
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I am on the edge of my seat! I have looked at the Root's photography before and would just DIE to have at WDW session with them!
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Old 07-31-2010, 11:27 PM   #949
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Roots Photo Session - Part 1

Suffice to say, over the course of the next hour leading up to the Photo Session with the Roots, my family experienced some of the most unmagical moments of our trip.

For awhile I wasn't entirely sure if Chris would be joining us. I even considered whether at that point it would have been better to leave him behind. Unfortunately, the kids had picked up on the fact that Chris was not interested in standing around in the hot sun getting his picture taken, and now they weren't particularly interested in going either. So unless I wanted to have a whole bunch of photos of me...alone...frolicking along the Boardwalk I knew that I had to somehow convince my family to do this with me.

Ultimately I ended up dragging 3 unwilling participants over to the Boardwalk Inn where we were scheduled to meet up with an unsuspecting Nathan and Jensey.

Mortified and thoroughly embarrassed does not come close to describing how I felt during the photo session that evening.

I expect that the unwilling, moody, and uncooperative subjects Nathan and Jensey had the misfortune of meeting that evening were the polar opposite to the clients they typically come in contact with during their wedding photography.

Even my kids, who can be just about the most fun and loving people I know took it upon themselves to show their most obnoxious, uncooperative and defiant sides.

If every family has a handful of moments each year where their family bond and connection is broken, this was ours. Somehow, miraculously, Nathan and Jensey still managed to capture some amazing photographs of my family. Which, in my mind, shows not only how talented they are as photographers, but how personable they are as individuals.

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Roots Photo Session - Part 2

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Old 07-31-2010, 11:42 PM   #951
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Such wonderful pictures I'm sooooo glad you didn't have to go solo. I can't even imagine...I know that I would have had a major melt down!!!! Roots does really great work! Chris doesn't even look so unhappy .
(and your hair did look great!)
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Old 08-01-2010, 12:01 AM   #952
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It just goes to show you: while you know all about what was happening behind and around the picture-taking, all we see is your beautiful family. We see magic, and love, and fun, and mischief, and life -- and these moments are what you wanted to remember, I'm sure! Even if no one but you wanted to do it, these pictures epitomize everything we could imagine a Disney family vacation to be (aside from the parks) -- and I'm sure you'll treasure them.

I really like them -- they didn't get some feigned (hold still for the picture) moments -- those photographers captured the real moments.

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Old 08-01-2010, 12:08 AM   #953
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I'm so glad you didn't leave us hanging for too long Trish. I caught the backdrop of your Roots thread and moved away rather than respond because I felt so awful for you.

Your shots from Roots are FANTASTIC and I'm pretty sure that the entire family are looking at them fondly....NOW. And your hair looks amazing too; time and money well spent!


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If I hadn't heard the backstory before looking at the photos, I would never have guessed the circumstances that happened before so.

They turned out Amazing! and the photographers are sooo talented to think up so many of those poses.

Luckily you were able to convince the rest of your family to go after all
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Thank you so much for sharing your pictures...they are AMAZING and I'm sure everyone in the family will appreciate looking at them later on especially your husband. Your family looks so wonderful.
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WHEW!!!!! What a relief!

I think the candids are so great! They caught some really great candid shots - you all look great!!
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What fantastic pictures! I hope you got at least one good "I told you so" out of them
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Old 08-01-2010, 01:04 AM   #958
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I've only read your intro paragraph, Trish, and I'm in!

We leave in 33.5 HOURS for our first family vacation ever (and my only vacation with my DH since our honeymoon 5 years ago!) and my DH respond to 100% of (what he has named) my "Disney talk" with "shhhhh..." It's just me, DH and our DD who is almost two. and I am SO excited to show her "the World." ......and daddy's coming too. I pray daily that he is just hiding his excitement, and that the magic of Wilderness Lodge will melt his shell of "shhhh...." Ok, going back to read up on your story! If you need a good laugh (or 50), journey over to my PTR. Nice to meetcha -Stacey
You must be excited to be leaving in 1 day. DW and I are excited you you and your family. Have a blessed and wonderful time!

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Oh man, I'm so sorry you had to go to the much anticipated photo shoot with an unwilling family. I really feel for you. But, the pictures did turn out fantastic. Like others have said, you'd never know they didn't want to be there.
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