If there’s one thing I sorely need in 2013, it’s a camera with a faster shutter speed. Because really, it only takes 1/8 of a second for Ryder to face bomb our pictures, and apparently I’m not taking pictures fast enough.
Case in point: pictures from our recent family vacation to Walt Disney World. Sifting through the lot, I shuddered at the sheer amount of photos Ryder managed to face bomb. I swear it’s a skill; I’ll say, “Smile!” and I’m expecting to see something like this –
But then, the moment my finger hovers over the trigger for a second shot, THIS happens –
For lack of imagination, we call it “Ryder’s Ugly Face”. And boy oh boy, does he pull out that ugly face often. As soon as the picture is taken and I see the final result on the camera’s LED screen, I normally shriek and threaten Ryder within an inch of his life to stop ruining the family photos. He’s repentant for about 45 seconds… allowing me to snap an album-worthy shot or two. And then… BOOM! He drops another face bomb. For the love of God.
Anyhoo, since it’s Friday and I plan to spend the day tackling errands, I thought I’d leave you with some of our b-roll vacation shots – aka, the pictures that will never make it to our family album; yet, define my little mischief maker better than any old posed photograph. Oh Ryder.
I’m not sure if he’ll be embarrassed or proud of these pictures when he’s older. Little boys really are a work of art.