Friday, April 04, 2008

photobooth for a year


At the start of the New Year we decided to make it a monthly practice of getting a family Photobooth strip taken. Last year we did a handful and ended up using the images for our Holiday card. So this year I wanted to document us as a family over the course of the whole year. So far we have three strips and it is turning into quite the event. We now make a day of it. I enjoy looking at the calendar and seeing one day on the last weekend of the month is slated as being the Photobooth day. We'll head downtown to the Ace Hotel [place of choice these days] and take our photos and then grab a bite to eat or coffee.


Already both Daniel and Miss. A have warmed up to the whole process. This last weekend I found myself looking down at Daniel before the second or third photo only to realize that he had brought a prop. Prior to the flash of the first bulb he donned an old pair of magnifying glasses we had sitting around the house.


Miss. A has warmed up to the camera and by this last photo strip she had taken to sticking out her tongue for the whole strip. It must have been held over from her solo strip she took prior to the family one.


I am looking forward to seeing what that photobooth image will hold as it processes the final images on the 27th or 28th of December. Only time will tell.

13 comments:

nonlineargirl said...

I love the idea of a monthly strip. I basically can't walk past the Ace (much less go into Clyde for dinner) without stopping for a strip. With friends in town, we recently decided that six adults in the booth was a bit impractical.

Rachel said...

What a great tradition! You'll have to introduce us to the Ace, I would love to get some photos with the kids - maybe one with just the sisters too! :)

I love the strips so far and can't wait to see all 12!!

LillieBug said...

Oh, those are so great! And what a fun way to spend a morning.

zannestar said...

Oh, I just LOVE these! Such a great idea. I think this method of photography has got to be my most fave - and makes for such awesome memories.

Geninne said...

Such a cool idea! Miss A. is going to really cherish those strips when she's older. Fun, fun, fun.

13mimosa said...

They are so gorgeous - makes me think of Amelie and all the shots there. I haven't seen one of those booths in Melbourne for gosh, since I was a teenager. They still have some, but they're more modernised types and nowhere near as fun as these ones.

Anne & Paul said...

You're such hams!

Deborah said...

Great idea and cute family!

ella said...

brilliant idea. i love your photo strips.

she saw things said...

i just stumbled upon your blog here while looking for cool portlander blogs, and i love it!
we too try for a monthly family photobooth pic! so fun. i'll look forward to seeing your year's collection. :o)
- jen downer - she saw things photography

amy t sharp said...

and I love this idea. I have just found yr blog yahoo!!!!

nicole said...

it's been so long! hope you're well! xo

grace said...

Thank you I hope you'll come back in time for the opening!