Picture Day

It’s Picture Day here at I Got Nothin’.

My brother Tom is a self-taught photographer. He’s never really done much with portraits, but he’s actually got an assignment next month, so he’s doing as much as he can, as fast as he can. That meant free pics of the kids (and more).

So Sunday afternoon was spent in front of the camera. And, because I still feel like I need to make it up to you for a) being absent and b)  being in a funk, you are the beneficiary.

These haven’t been touched up at all. And, the lighting was a challenge. Tom was thinking he was just shooting individuals, but we decided, heck, we’ve got everyone here, let’s do a variety of things. I think most of them look great, but he was concerned about the lighting.

We  haven’t done enough ‘formal’ shots with the kids, so the goal was to get a few good ones. You be the judge.


Yeah, not the best start.


Now we’re getting there.


Getting better!


Ah, there it is!


Aidan wasn’t the only one a bit nervous.


But it didn’t take long for that to change!


You can tell who wanted the spotlight!


Mom’s boy.


Daddy’s girl.


My truly better half.


An attempt at a family shot.

So, there you have it. Some good. Some great. All fun.

What else? I got nothin’.

OK, wait. I do have one more thing. Here’s proof that Forty by Forty is going pretty well.


Don’t you think?

26 Comments on “Picture Day”

  1. Janice says:

    Aww lovely photos! 🙂

  2. verybadcat says:

    Wow- you’re doing a great job! Beautiful family, too. 🙂

  3. Stormy says:


    No stay away from the Shamrock Shakes!

  4. Stephanie says:

    I LOVE the second and third photos of Aidan – they show his cute little personality!

    Congrats on the 40×40 progress – you look fantastic!

  5. Molly says:

    First of all, you look amazing!!! I’m so proud of you. And secondly, what a beautiful family you have. Make copies. Send them immediately. 🙂

  6. molly's mom says:

    what great pictures. what beautiful kids. what a lovely couple. and very talented brother. makes me wistfully remember the days when my kids were small and dewey….

  7. […] And then there’s my former boss/forever friend, Mike. One of the things I really miss about working with him is hearing daily stories about his kids. And when they used to come by the office, whether it was just a pit stop on the way to play or for a family outing for ice cream, they brought joy to the whole office. Mike writes openly about his children and today I nearly fell out of my chair from all the cuteness. Go look! […]

  8. OMG you guys look so wonderful! and i can attest to the fact Mike looks great! I saw him the other day and OMG he needs new clothes she has lost so much weight!!! Keep up the good work!

  9. heatherdc says:

    These are so good!! My two favorites are Aidan with “the point” and Erin with that little mischievous look and her little fists in the mouth 🙂 how adorable!!

  10. pie says:

    cannot deal with the cuteness. Must leave this page.

    Seriously, soooo precious. I have a bad case of baby rabies and this is not helping. at all.

  11. Fritz says:

    HOly CRow!!! those are great, i can swear i have seen you make the same faces that aidan was making! how sweet!

  12. bloggingbarbie says:

    ahhhhh!!! sooo precious!!!! perfectly smushable cuteness. not helping my woe is me i’ll never be married and have bebehs, however. le sigh.

    but really, adorableness. all around.

  13. L B says:

    those kids are so cuuuuuteeeeee! love love love that pretty little girl and her big brother, they are BEAUTIFUL! And 40 by 40…i think you might just exceed your goal!

  14. JenBun says:

    Forty by Forty is going REALLY well! You look great!

    As do the other members of your adorable family…. really amazing pictures! =)

  15. So cute…you have a beautiful family!

  16. Sara says:

    I love the pictures! I have to admit, my favorites are the candid ones where the kids are just being themselves – those are priceless.

    And you look great! Keep it up!

  17. christine says:

    And now I must be off to the kitchen, where I will endeavor to discover a low-fat yet equally delicious recipe for French Silk Pie. Because you, my friend, deserve it.

  18. Chelle says:

    Aidan is amazing. Every expression. My fav though is the look on your mug with your daughter. Totally crushin’, right Molls?

    Thx for sharing!

  19. lanphuong says:

    Where we tonight shall camp?….The top blogs of the day. the newest report , see and reply me some comments. Thanks.

  20. avyaya says:

    An excellent captures. Look life like and your baby girl looks amazing with a smile.

    Thanks for sharing.

  21. hopeannfaith says:

    Awesome attempt…you have a beautiful family and a talented brother for a photographer.
    Be Blessed.

  22. anastasiarta says:

    Nice pics & family =)

  23. Jill says:

    You made me tear up with the picture of you and your wife where you describe her as your ‘truly better half’. It’s so nice to hear the love for his wife in a man’s voice.

  24. cdp says:


    I want to eat your little family up with a spoon. Seriously. So beautiful. The baby? I can’t deal. I mean I really can’t deal.

  25. What a lovely family. Tugged at my non nuclear family heartstrings.


    Strive to be happy.


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