Friday, November 6, 2009
They were standing in front of the fireplace.
I can't tell you how many pictures we have of our family in front of our fireplace. Every big event has been captured with us in front of the bricks, the mantel. From baptism pictures to Christmas card pictures, to first days of school, first dances, awards, graduation. The fireplace is definitely one of our go-to backdrops for picture taking.
And it's not something new. When my husband and I were dating, we had senior prom pictures taken in front of my parents' fireplace. Some of our wedding photos were taken in front of his parents' fireplace.
What is it about fireplaces?
Though I have to confess, our front porch, in recent years, is vying for the top picture taking spot. Especially in the summer when the flowers are in bloom. It's just a nice little place to capture a moment in time. I've even had author pictures taken out there.
The son I was peeking on has yet to go to a prom or homecoming, but I'm sure when he does, we'll be in front of that fireplace...
Do you have a favorite backdrop? Is it, by any chance, the fireplace?