Family Photo Fail: A Day At The Beach Is No Day At The BeachMonica Bielanko
“It can sum up parenthood pretty succinctly,” Steve Cramer jokes of the epic family photo that is the result of a day spent shooting pics on a California beach with his wife, two kids, and photographer Liz Hansen.
As Cramer, 32, explained to GoodMorningAmerica.com, it was a photo shoot that initially involved his parents and siblings. “In my family we have about 18 of us, and a lot of kids … We started out taking the large photo getting everyone to smile. But as you can imagine, getting all those kids to sit and smile doesn’t go so well … When we finished with that, my 4-year-old was done. He had had enough.”
But Steve and his wife were determined to make the most of their coordinating outfits and get a shot of their immediate family as well. To help get the hot and tired boys to smile, someone suggested distracting them with some beach fun.
“We swung them around a couple times, but the final time I heard my wife just go, ‘Ahhhh!’ so I turn around and I see my son just gracefully and peacefully doing this full layout back flip, landing flat on his back in the sand,” Cramer explained. “We were just shocked.”
After a few sniffles, 6-month-old son Edison was okay. “My dad is a pediatrician and looked him over and said, ‘Oh, he’s fine.'”
Luckily, the photographer managed to capture the moment on camera, and the photo has amassed 2 million views on Reddit.
I don’t know about the Cramers, but that right there is the photo I’d have blown up on canvas and hung above the mantel.
Image credit: Liz Hansen Photography
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