Okay, so it wasn’t a disaster, but it didn’t go exactly as planned either. Friday night, photographer Gayle Shomer came to my house as part of a nationwide project called “America At Home.”
Her goal was to capture our family on film during the weekly Shabbat dinner. This past Friday also marked the start of the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur, so my parents were in town. It also meant we were racing out the door for a 6:30pm service. My daughter gets out of school at 3:30 and my husband had to be at Temple early so we had a pretty small window.
As soon as Gayle started snapping pictures, we had trouble. You see, she started with Benny. So Lea decided she was being left out and would have nothing to do with any of us. You can’t make a five year old get in the picture and smile, so we went on without her. After we were well into dinner, she decided to come back and Gayle got some great pictures. By that time, though, Slade had left! I don’t know what she’s going to wind up with. It’s going to look like we either only have one kid or no dad. Oh well.
I think the book comes out in November – it’ll be fun to see if any of our pictures make the cut!