Christmas came early this year. I finally have a real family portrait, done by a talented photographer, and totally free of charge (but we obviously, and happily, made a donation)!
My fantastic neighborhood was part of an awesome event called Montreal Help Portrait (international info here).
Help Portrait is a global movement of photographers (and makeup artists...I never looked that good!) using their time, gear and expertise to give back to those in need. Yes, I know, we do not fit at all the definition of "in need" but the event also opened its doors to everybody in the neighborhood: rich, poor, single, family, young, old ! It was a great opportunity to meet our neighbors and see smiles and happiness all over the place.
We didn't want a "traditional" family portrait and our designated photographer totally nailed it! I wanted to bring all the pictures home but we were only allowed to have one print...which is already amazing...I repeat that everything was free of charge.
I love it and it will soon be framed and installed proudly in our living room on top of our "new" vintage metal red bookshelf that we purchased last weekend.
Oh, can you believe that neither of my parents like the picture, pfff!?!