It was the May 17th celebration today. I guess it's sort of like an independence day but for Norway. People dress up in these old fashioned type dresses. I got one for my daughter and a suit for my son. Well I was in such a hurry and I seriously hate wearing my hair down. It gets in my face and I get a bit distracted because of it. I feel like I have no brain when I wear it down lol I hate it when it gets in my face! I love wearing it up though. Well because of my being so dumb I forgot one small detail on my daughters dress. Now, if I tell you I'm sure you won't notice it in the snaps I took. I wasn't really in for taking portrait type pictures today. Just nice snaps right? Well I am kicking myself so friggin hard right now. I'm so sad I forgot that one small detail. I guess I could always photoshop it but its way too many snap shots to do that to. Ugh! Don't you just hate it when this happens???? I told DH we have to get them dressed again later on and take some portrait shots outside in our yard. We'll probably go ahead and take this years family portraits outside and we'll dress them up in their suits again. That makes me feel a bit better but I still can't believe I forgot that small detail. I'll post a few snaps as soon as I get them edited. (basic editing) Probably in another thread. I am so mad at myself though. Well, we'll have another May 17th next year and that will be their last one before our big move. I'm going to make sure that one is a perfect one! Ugh!!! This sucks!
p.s. in the future once we are living in the USA I am going to try to keep dressing them up each May 17th to take portraits at least, but I am going to try to get MIL to send us some bunads (the suits they wear) since we will no longer be living here.
ETA one pic: I absolutely love this picture even though I know there is something that I missed but I'm sure you won't even see it unless I tell you. You don't have to guess. Just let me know if you see it at all. lol But I hardly have any pictures of me with my kids. So this one means a lot to me.
Just basic editing in ACR and very very little in PS. Just added watermark and frame pretty much. I'll work on details later on when I have time. actually, now that I look at this I could easily edit out that small detail that I am so angry at myself about. hmm... oh and DH took this picture of us.
I just edited another picture without that small detail. if you want to see it let me know i'll post it later. gotta go for now.
Ugh, I HATE when I do stuff like that. And I seem to do it SO much more now that the girls are born then I did before. And I always want there outfits to be PERFECT too. Like yesterday we went to the park and I put bows in there hair, and Brooke must have lost hers. I was SO upset over loosing a stupid little bow. But now they won't have matching bows. Oh well, gotta get over it.
Love the pic of you and the kids! So precious! I have VERY few pics of me and the girls since I'm always behind the camera. The only ones that I am in are action shots and I usually am making a silly face or something.
Ok, so you must tell us what you forgot and what needs to be fixed, because I can't figure it out!
Ugh! That is frustrating. However, I have to admit I can not work it out, but I guess it would not be obvious to someone who doesn't know about the celebration and dress. I also hear you about wearing your hair down. If I am going to be taking photos, I prefer to have my hair up and away from my face. I can't tell you how many shots I have probably missed from trying to wrestle with my hair, lol!
It's a lovely shot of you and the kids though!
Are you in Norway for work, military, etc or is one of you a native to Norway? Such a new place to be, I'm sure.
I can't tell what's missing. But, I don't know the traditional garb. It's a cute snap of you and your kids! And I hear ya about the hair. I used to ALWAYS wear my hair up, and I still do when I take pics, but now with my new style it's almost always down.
Just so you know, I'm ITCHING to find out about that little detail that's missing!!!!
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NO clue what I am supposed to be seeing, but I think it's a great shot and super sweet! Thanks for sharing your traditions with us!
Sadie- mommy to Ruthie & Randy
Is that little chain supposed to go across her dress to the other side?
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yep you got it! here i edited it out. just to make it look a bit more normal to me we were in such a hurry that i totally forgot about that stinkin chain. It didn't matter to her though or anyone else. She had fun and she looked totally cute regardless. hoping to have a mini shoot soon but this time in my own backyard.
They look so cute in their outfit? When are you guys moving back to th states?
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