Wordful Wednesday-Walking Away

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This is one of my favorite pictures from the “photo shoot”. I love the image of my children and I walking into the distance.

Now, I’ve been asked by someone who happens to think this pose is LAME (I asked for it specifically, and is not a reflection on the photographer) what the point is. There isn’t one really. I just like it. And I hope you do too!

Comments

  1. 1

    Live.Love.Eat says

    This pose has become really popular and it happens to be one of my favorites now too! There’s just something about it. It just seems so spontaneous. We’re always so focused on the pose and the smile. It’s not a bad thing to show some tush sometime. Well, kidding on that last part.

    Ok, as an aside, I am not purposely trying to be 1st all the time now. But it’s bedtime for us so it’s either now or in the morning and 80 people later πŸ™‚

    Beautiful picture Angie!

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    Lisa says

    I love those pictures. I have one of my dad and my youngest when he was just learning to walk and it’s one of my favorites.

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    Jen says

    I think it is a great photo and pose. I would love to have a photo of me and my kids like that. But I think that I will have to wait until they are a little older.

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    Lacey in the Sky says

    I love that picture! πŸ™‚ It deserves a title like, “Look what I made!” hehe! Gorgeous baby making… that’s as crafty as you can get!

  5. 15

    GNO Gals, Jyl and Carissa says

    Ha! There isn’t one, indeed. Tell em to bite it. WAs it your hubby since he’s not in it?? In that case not to bite it… just enjoy the small things you know!

    Carissa

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    Rhonda says

    As a photographer, I can tell you that this is the most requested “pose”. I do wish you guys were on a clearer path, but that could just be me, totally jealous over all the GREEN when all we have is white, ice, cold and red, runny noses!! lol

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    Robin says

    What? Someone said it was lame? Wow. Clearly they do not know the meaning of lame!
    I love that shot… it’s sweet and poignant and all sorts of wonderfully emotional things. My husband and I took a similar shot on our wedding day, us hand in hand, walking into the distance. Come to think of it, I do think there is a point to it… it kind of represents us heading towards the future –together. Which is what I think of when I look at this shot.
    It’s lovely, so glad you posted it!

  8. 22

    Cheryl Lage says

    There is something so lovely about walking behind…it’s always been one of my favorites! Am playing along, and LOVE your picture!

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    Sheri says

    Honey Babe… who are these people who say that your jacket isn’t cute and this picture is lame? You are so ULTRA creative… as evidenced by your incredible following and amazing visitor record. This photo is VERY creative and I, personally, love it. If it was your husband that said this is lame… I’m driving over and having a chat! Remember, I live in the O.C.! Hee Hee. J.K., but you get what I mean. The pic is beautiful!

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    Gunnisac Sandersons says

    I actually think this is a very cute idea. I like that you have all your kids around you hand in hand. Very sweet.

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    avtcoach says

    I love it Angie, it shows togetherness and a sense of walking the same path!! A great record of your family togetherness!

  12. 33

    Jenners says

    I LOVE this photo! I don’t think it is lame at all! I love the triangle shape that you all form while walking. And it calls to mind the walking off into the sunset and a happy ending. I think it is gorgeous!

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    RenΓ©e aka Mekhismom says

    I really like this photo. It is so cute. And I remain amazed that you keep it all together with a houseful of children!

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    1momof5 says

    I love your picture! I just have to pipe in with our walking family picture story. My sister, our photographer, told us to walk towards her holding hands. My husband grumbled like you wouldn’t believe. He called it lame. He made all the kids grumble. BUT I told them to just pretend they were happy, which got us laughing. Check out the resulting picture (the header for my blog)–our favorite of the day.
    http://1momof5.blogspot.com/

  15. 41

    Tracy says

    I’ll be stealing/borrowing this shot I think – LOVE it! though I don’t think my backside will look as good. lol

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    Kacey R. says

    I love this picture! Man, you guys really did capture some great ones. I don't think it is lame at all. One of my fave pictures of my BFF's wedding is her & her honey walking away by themselves. I just love the thought of it.

    Alright, off to get my WW post together. And so don't believe Steph – what an over achiever – #1 again! Ha! Ha!

  17. 47

    Natalie says

    great picture… i love it! i am impressed that you got enough cooperation from all of your kids to get such a good shot.

  18. 49

    jori-o says

    I really like this pose too. Even though it’s really popular, I think it speaks to a lot of people–like “wherever we are going, we’re in it together.”

  19. 54

    Lindsay says

    I don’t think it’s lame at all! In fact – I LOVE it. It’s just a perfect reflection of how we (moms) lead our kids by example (holding hands) and away we go in the distance….boy is that a terrible analogy, but whatever. I dig it.

  20. 56

    BoufMom9 says

    Angie,
    It’s perfect!
    Those kinds of shots are my favorites (see the top of my blog!)
    Not sure why I like it either, but those are some of the best kinds of pictures.
    Just beautiful!

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    bermudabluez says

    This pose is becoming very popular! I just took one of my husband with his kids and their kids….in black and white…came out great! I love this shot of your family!!

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    Miss Anne says

    I think this pose is wonderful. I love how it shows the different “generations” of sort… merely by height… but also captures the “idea” of togetherness and being a team.

    You have a beautiful family.
    πŸ™‚

    xoxo

  23. 62

    Robin says

    I think it’s sweet. Some of my very favorite photos were taken from behind. I have one of my dad with my son that I just love.

  24. 63

    Hootin' Anni says

    Yes, yes, yes!!!! I love it too! Y’know they say a photo is like a 1000 words…this says so much. To me, it’s ‘comfort with children and guidance of mom’.

    My Wordful photo this week is a CATghan.

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    My name is Tammie says

    Angie, once again I am so glad you like your pictures. While this picture wasn’t my first “walking away” picture I think it is one of my favorites. My all time favorite being the one where you are looking over your shoulder. Love that one. But its all because you and your family are so stunning. This works because you are all so beautiful.

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    Drama Mama says

    I called myself being prepared and ready with my WW post! Had is DONE last night! I get up this mornin to link up and DANNNGIT…I’m number 66. What does it take to be Number ONE??? lol!

    LOVE the photo! I have one that is very similiar…We are all walking away holding hands and quickly turn just our heads back around to the camera for the shot!

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    mommaof4wife2r says

    i love pics of backs…i k now, it’s weird. i actually have a friend who has an album of her friends with them walking away…who knows! anyway, cute pic. i love it!

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    Caitlin says

    I love it! I think that it is dreamy and sweet! Your family is so beautiful! Thanks for hosting Wordful Wednesday!

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    Eudea-Mamia says

    People have actually asked you what the point is?!

    I love it – especially since after 5 kiddos, your booty still looks great in jeans – I’d take a shot like that too!!

    Em

  30. 98

    Elizabeth says

    I think it’s a great picture and not lame at all. One of these days, I’ll get back on board with WW…I’m missing it, but oh so behind in everything.

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    Melissa says

    That is an AWESOME picture!! I love that pose and can’t imagine that anyone would think that is silly!! It’s fun to imagine what kind of looks are on all of your faces…and what you are all thinking!! πŸ™‚

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    Crazymamaof6 says

    i love this one. you look FABULOUS. the kids are darling. and i love the holding hands.

    our family did this last year.i too asked my photographer for it. and it was SO NOT CUTE! with my large butt. i was dying. i loved seeing the family together walking toward a common goal. except my kids are freaks and were making tooting sounds and not walking nicely. and i didn’t love myself in it and couldn’t see past that. i discovered that the pants i had on WERE NOT FLATTERING!

    but i still liked it. but it didn’t look fabulous LIKE YOURS and your perfect skinny body. some things photograph better when you are thin.

    i have mine at the very bottom of my blog “the end”

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    Michelle says

    I love pictures that are taken from different prospectives. I remember seeing one of these shots highlighted on the photographers website and told you I loved it!

    Good choice……totally not lame!

  34. 105

    Emily says

    we have an engagement picture of Ryan and I that is similar to this one. We are walking away on railroad tracks! I LOVE IT:) Such an adorable picture

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    jsprik says

    this is a GREAT picture…i’m going to dig the one out of my kids walking to the bus stop when pumpkin_seed started kindergarten…it’s of them walking away from me…so cute…i’ll put it up next week if i remember!! take care!

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    Indigo Children says

    I love it! Walking away is always a good shot (in my opinion). I love the twins on the ends and the girls in the middle. Beautiful.

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    Laurie says

    I love this! I agree there is just something to love in it. Besides the green grass gives me that content summer evening feeling. We are in the rain/brown wish the snow would come to brighten things up and make it more holidayish faze. Atleast I am:)

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    Deb says

    you have gotten to be too popular for me to keep up with! so i am sorry if this has already been said… the point of the picture is to show that you are all a family, even away from the camera. it’s easy to be all smiley and close when you are saying cheese and the camera is dead on… but walking away, holding hands, it shows that you stick together for real–not just when people are looking. how’s that for a point?

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    Following Him says

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    ~Elyse~

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    Shannon says

    Why does it have to have a point??? I think it is lovely and you know I am partial to the walking away shots. I have a TON of them of all of my family members and they are some of my faves. You really got some great shots!

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    leeann says

    I love the picture! It is so NOT lame..it should have the caption, “And So we walk, not away from what is, but towards what can be”

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    Carrie and Troy Keiser says

    I love it! I just do! I took pix of my kids walking away and had Shantel take a few us and they are my favorites too. It’s the way I see my kidswalkingaway – growing up and moving on with out me…

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