smile, please

old church


I’m really bad about getting in front of the camera with my kids. I feel more comfortable behind the camera, but every once in a while I try to remember to ask Jeremy to snap one of me in front of the camera.

looking up

half smile

After our ferry ride from Ireland, we spent about five days in Birmingham, in the North of England. While exploring the city, we happened upon an old church. Isn’t it gorgeous? How do you like the modern right next to the old?


tickle time

Now why is it that it’s so hard to get a posed picture with everyone looking and smiling? Honestly, they’re eight and ten. It shouldn’t be that hard. 
And the finale…

pouty face
Jeremy said she was smiling and I jokingly said to Joshua that we should make sad faces. I guess he thought the joke was funny enough to put into action. 🙂 Oh, memories.

Linking up with The Anderson Crew for Embrace The Camera.

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    Bren Graham Thebeau
    November 1, 2012 at 10:41 am

    love the shots of the church, wonderful perspectives on it. And you and your kiddos put a smile on my face, your very photogenic for being camera shy 🙂

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    November 1, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Precious photos, Jen!! My daughter constantly bemoans not being able to get everyone looking forward with good expressions for her "family photos"! LOL! Most recently she was dismayed by her efforts to get a suitable Christmas card photo. I think the random expressions of everyone are priceless! 😉

    And, I love the old church! Such beautiful green tarnish. blessings ~ tanna

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    November 1, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Love the pics – and it´s good to remember to be in one or two (I have the same problem)! 🙂

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    November 1, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    I quite like seeing you on the other side of the lens 🙂

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    Elisa | blissfulE
    November 1, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    That mushroom is a very unusual addition to the city skyline, but the church is gorgeous with the green accents, and I love your photo shoot!

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    November 1, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    the church is gorgeous! I cannot believe that is you with your kids, I seriously thought it was 3 children and wondered, "now, where's the mama in this embrace?!" 🙂

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    Jennifer {Studio JRU}
    November 2, 2012 at 2:18 am

    That church is amazing. Looks like it could have been painted in photoshop! lol Love the sweet photos of you and the kiddos. Beautiful memories! 🙂

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    November 2, 2012 at 3:21 am

    AT least the photos have a lot of personality!

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