Breaking Tradition--Sort of

by Dean Singleton December. 23, 2012 2269 views

Well here's the story. Usually we get up early Christmas morning and take group photos in our matching PJ's or some sort of matching clothes. This year since there is one less of us, we decided to change things a little. We went to the Dallas Aboretum Saturday before Christmas and took the yearly photos. While you can't see them there are about 40 or so people having a ball watch a bunch of nuts in Santa hats taking their own photos. Happened at several locationd to one degree of another. We set the new tradition. The Saturday before Christmas unless it is the 23rd or 24th, then we bump it back of a week, we will take the yearly family photo. We are strong believers in tradition. We saw Topol in his final tour of “Fiddler on the Roof” and I guess it strengthened our resolve to keep traditions alive. So here is is, locations to vary yearly with this year being backed by the Dale Chihuly glass sculptures in Dallas. Hope you enjoy…We had a blast.

Not sure what got into our heads on these two shots but the building was there and so were we.

It's the only way to photograph bobble heads.

Three of Paul and Laura. As you will note, we are all a bunch of clowns.

A couple of serious happy shots. Is that contradictory?

Clowns one and two. Janie and me. I have got to get her to model for me. I love to shoot her photos.

Russell, our oldest just inherted a Sony A-550, a step or two up from his A-100, is turning out to be pretty good. Good eye for composition and content.

You may remember the three from the Avengers Marathon photo, well here we are again. Relatively straight forward photo.

One more, just a smidgen different.

Well, “Los tres bobos” pops out in us and what can I say? We do have fun.

Laura and Janie. Laura is Paul's wife.

A little different but not much.

Here they are again.

Los tres bobo #3 photobombed this one but the other two were cracking up about something else.

They look like they were laughing at us or something.

A little Chihuly blue in the background

I don't know what they called this one but it was a shot of opportunity, not on the planned shots.

Last two shots. The family by the boat pond with the floating balls and boats. Almost looks like it is part of the lake but the lake is probably 50 yards behind us. With these two and one other taken to the right I kept getting bumped toward the water, and Laura was the only one who didn't bump me

Last shot and,


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Abigail Gossage 6 years, 11 months ago

Love the tradition - keep it up! Have a great holiday!

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Tripp 6 years, 11 months ago

Wonderful colourful and festive atmosphere in all these photos! A very happy looking and fun loving bunch of people. The commentary was entertaining as well : ))
Best Wishes to you and your family!

6 years, 11 months ago Edited
Chossid 6 years, 11 months ago

Nice portraits! Looks like 1 big happy family! All the best to you! And a healthy year!!!

6 years, 11 months ago Edited