Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Family Ties

I have some major catching up to do! So let's rewind a few weeks to a very special occasion. Austin's grandparents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary! And for the first time in years all of their children and grandchildren gathered in one place! And then all of their siblings joined in the fun! It was truely a special time <3

To try and capture the moment for this extraordinary couple, we tackled a rather involved photography craft. Hubby and I got those big wooden craft letters from Hobby Lobby spelling out the family name and painted them red. We prepped a long frame with a custom mat to fit 8 4X6 photos side by side. Then we headed off for the great event.

As the family started gathering, we would take people aside one couple or sibling set at a time and snap a pic of them with one of the wooden letters. (Of course my OCD self had it all planned out where the oldest child and his wife had the first letter and then his kids, etc  down the line.)

Once the pictures were taken I emailed them to my ever-amazing sister who did some quick edits to make the photos black and white while leaving the letters red. Then  we got the printed etc etc. And here is what we ended up with!

There's a couple of shots that could use a little more editing, but all-in-all it came togetherly beautifully! And they could not have been more pleased. Gram is one of those grandmothers that is all about her family pictures (there must be thousands all over her house) so this was right up her alley :)