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April 17, 2011

Pictures for the Weekend: Apparently, we don’t take “traditional” family photos

Filed under: Family, Personal, Pictures for the Weekend — llcall @ 9:28 pm

That’s what I learned from the responses to my first two family picture posts.  The first was a bunch of appendage/baby pics and in the second, Neal and I were never both looking at the camera.  Duly noted.

Even though we’re relatively new to this whole family picture business, Neal still had ideas.  He wanted an “industrial” feel and scouted out some locations around BYU campus.  As I mentioned in that first post, he had picked out one particularly strange location.  Angie, the photographer, was nice enough to humor him . . . but seriously, it was just bizarre.  So without further ado, the infamous “steam pictures”:

We initially tried posing in front of the “super cool” steam pipe, but Neal definitely wanted the steam to figure more prominently in the pictures, which is tricky when you’re trying to keep a bare-legged baby from being burned by, you know, BURNING HOT STEAM.  I’m not even sure if these pictures do justice to how dang funny the whole situation was; I was terribly amused but just tried to go where I was directed.

Can you believe there are still like four or five more locations I haven’t shown you?!  Angie was certainly a good sport!

These two pics are some of my favorites from the whole shoot, not because I look so great (Neal pointed out my double-chin, so no need :)), but because they so subtly capture Addison and Neal’s adorable relationship.



  1. These are fun.

    Comment by Audrey — April 17, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

  2. The steam ones gave me a chuckle. I like the one where you’re kissing the back of her head. I love the last two, too. You all look very cute. 🙂

    Comment by Jenn Morrill — April 17, 2011 @ 10:55 pm

  3. To be totally honest I have NEVER seen a double chin look so good on someone. Your last two pictures were great. I also chuckled at the steam thing, but I think that every location will have a bit of a silly feel to it since you are posing for pictures.

    Comment by Emily Larkin — April 18, 2011 @ 12:25 am

    • That’s about the best compliment I’ve ever received…I make double chins look good 😉 Thanks, Emily!

      Comment by llcall — April 19, 2011 @ 4:40 pm

  4. Lindsay, your hair looks terrific. Neal’s looks nice, too.

    I must say that Neal has come a long way from his early-days-in-marriage photos when he scowled, sulked, or looked very pained, to be in yet another photograph. In that, his opinion has clearly matured, thanks to a wife’s careful tutelage, and his desire to preserve for posterity. See, Neal has a sense of history! Kudos.

    All three of you are clearly photogenic!

    Comment by Lorie Call — April 18, 2011 @ 4:58 am

  5. Nobody need think I’m done with the sulking. These pictures worked because they were planned ahead of time, and Lindsay bribed me. End of story

    Comment by neal — April 18, 2011 @ 5:52 pm

    • So true. Neal still sulks like a champ.

      Comment by llcall — April 19, 2011 @ 4:38 pm

    • What sort of bribe? Curious minds want to know…even a year later!

      Comment by Lorie Call — May 19, 2012 @ 4:40 pm

      • I can’t remember now; it’s been so long. But usually Neal’s bribes have to do with not having to take care of Addison for a few hours.

        Comment by llcall — May 19, 2012 @ 4:44 pm

  6. Super cute, Lindsay! The second to last one is perfect.

    I have been enjoying your blog. You are so well spoken. And funny, too, of course.

    Hey, I just had a thought. My parents live in Sundance. Next time I’m in town we should get together! We’re trying to figure out a June trip. I’ll let you know if it happens. I’d love to see you!

    Comment by Stephanie — April 19, 2011 @ 4:05 am

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