Helping Hands

October 15th, 2010

Helping Hands - Family Portrait

Thanks to all those special people behind the scenes.

(submitted by Grethel)

76 Responses to “Helping Hands”

  1. Tina says:

    “Come on guys! Is it too much to ask for ONE picture???!!”

    Love this picture! I’m a mom to 3 also (almost grown) and have been there.

  2. Marlon says:

    Callgon Take Me Away !! ( You’ll Get This If You Were Alive In The 70′s)

  3. mary says:

    what made the photographer go click??

  4. SEG says:

    Too many kids, not enough hands. Where is her hubby? Looks like she could really use his help.

    • Steven says:

      Her husband (me) was at work. This was not a “real” photo shoot, we had some neighbors that ran a photography business out of their house and my wife and kids would “model” for them often…

  5. Vickie says:

    I have a pic of my youngest during a family portrait.it didnt go as planned I was almost squeezing his body to hold on..than his alone shot he held on to velvet heart box and he didnt look like the same kid.

  6. KR says:

    That’s right, do the Vulcan grip on that kid to make him pass out. Nothing is cuter than sleeping baby pictures. By the way, it’s nice to see an honest Mom picture. The pained “why didn’t I get a border collie instead” look on her face is priceless.

  7. Mini says:

    The little girl on the upper right hand side looks exactly like I did at that age! Kinda freaky!

  8. Jim says:

    “We can just airbrush that out”

  9. Doug says:

    Your in good hands with Alstate. ;-)

  10. Anita says:

    I know this lady too! Too funny!!! I love it!

  11. Sarah says:

    Those extra hands are its children it’s roughy for them to find work now a days

  12. emm says:

    the middle-american angelina jolie.

  13. amber says:

    I personally know this lady and this just cracks me up! Love it!

  14. Grethel says:

    I’m the momma in this picture.. and yes, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this one soo much.. my kiddos are 15months apart to each other, this picture totally reflects how my life was during that time..
    it’s printed and hanging in my office.. see it everyday.. love it!

  15. Carolyn says:

    This is painful to look at.

  16. Canucklehead says:

    This is worth a billion words about the realities of motherhood. One of my favorites on this site. Well done!

  17. Janellionaire says:

    “Why do you people keep putting kids on me? I just want to get my picture taken! Whose kids are these, anyways?”

  18. Ali says:

    OMG! THIS is me raising my 3 kids …just a few years back!!! hahahahah!…I used to tell my oldest daughter..SMILE!! NO MATTER what your little brother and sister do!! Hahahhahah! WHat a great memory ,and also ,horrible memory this brought back!!…you know what they say: ” Raising Children is like being slowly pecked to death by a duck.” I believe this photo supports THAT quote! ahhahaaha!

  19. Jenny says:

    That is just awesome. I love it.

  20. irishmary24 says:

    it takes the many arms of Vishnu to raise three kids.

  21. Von says:

    This picture’s obviously an out-take, a very nice one at that!

  22. Cee says:

    This photo should be put on cards and posters to remind everyone that Mothers Day is not just a Hallmark holiday.

  23. dorydorito says:

    This picture tells the story of my own life, minus the extra hands.

  24. carol says:

    Oh yeah, these are how my family photos usually work out! I’m so happy to see this, you have no idea! Love it!

  25. mrs5180 says:

    I’d like to know if the final photo ended up any better than this one. Once a 2 year old starts crying—it’s all over………

  26. Heather says:

    This is a keeper. Great shot

  27. Tim S says:

    I wish I had that many assistants when I was a portrait photographer!

  28. DE says:

    This is the pictorial definition of motherhood…

  29. Crystal says:

    I actually REALLY love this picture, multiple child mamas can definitely relate!! I would sooo hang this up next to the “good” one!

  30. ScoutC says:

    Calgon, take me away!!!!

  31. Samantha says:

    What do you mean ‘help?’ We ARE helping…

  32. Evelyn says:

    I can just feel the stress going on in this picture!!

  33. JerseyPam says:

    This is what happens when the photography studio is set up right next to the toy aisles.

  34. michelle Blain says:

    This should be an ad for birth control

  35. GypsyMom says:

    You really need a photo to capture this feeling and remember it?….She looks like she’s in pain….These moments should go the way that labor pains do, they should just be forgotten because the rest of the time with kids is so worth it….

    • Sassy says:

      I don’t think she looks like she’s in pain. I think she looks like she’s just about to scream: “Oh, for CHRIST’S sweet sake! Pack it in!!”

    • Cee says:

      My guess is that the little boy has a very loud volume and his mouth is right by her ear, and the pain expression you see is this mom needing one of the hands to hand her a bottle of tylenol.

  36. RT says:

    I think they do it just for fun. My step-sister & I went to get our HS graduation photos done together many years ago and she started to have a sneezing attack with me hanging back laughing and we realized that the flash was going off!! We were like “we don’t want those!! are you crazy – she’s sneezing!!” They said that were for laughs later… so there you go. The next one might have been a better picture.

  37. Mrsgwyllt says:

    Think the curly haired little boy would be happier if there wasn’t a mysterious hand pinching his neck and the baby would be happier if there wasn’t a hand taking his dummy away!

  38. Rochelle Peachey says:

    You would NEED to Photoshop this one!!

  39. Mary says:

    I love this picture on so many levels I can’t even begin to state them all.

  40. Amanda says:

    I LOVE this photo. Trying so hard to look like she has it all together and get a nice picture of herself and the three kids; this picture has so much truth in it!

  41. Ophelia says:

    SO been there…

  42. That poor woman looks exactly like how I feel a lot of the time!

  43. Stephanie says:

    I wanna know what photographer in their right mind would even snap this photo!

    • Ginnintonix says:

      A brilliant one. One that knows it will be treasured in 18ish years.

    • kbm says:

      my guess is he was just taking a practice shot… often I take test shots to check my camera settings…

    • Mary Pat says:

      for the little girl in the upper right ….she is picture perfect! now photoshop!

    • Rubyshoes says:

      One with a great sense of humor. It is a true glimpse into their life, and would go well next to the one that worked.

      • All American Kid says:

        That’s what we did. I have 4 kids and my 5 yr old was standin behind us covering her eyes my 3 yr old was sloutching and lookin away my 2 yr old was trying to crawl away and my 9 month old was crying. Lol so we took it and got one 8 x 10 of that and then got an 8×10 of a pic that came out darn near pervect except my 2 yr old wasn’t smiling and put em next to each other and I made frames for em and the fram for the good pic says on a good day and the other pic says everyday :) lol and we have done it like that every yr we have a pic of em all hectic gettin situated and then a pic of em doin what they should :) I love it. Shows true colors of my kids and I’m not afraid to admite I don’t have a picture perfect family.

    • cate says:

      Are you kidding? This is a great shot, tells a story more interesting than the fake smile ones do. It’s real life. Probably not right for over the fireplace but fun nonetheless.

    • Sarah says:

      Oh, honey, this is the best kind of shot!!! Often you get NO usable pics from one of these places, and buying the “best of the worst” is the way to go!!!

      At least you can all have a great laugh in a few years!!

    • Chrissy says:

      A great one! I have a similar shot with my 1 year old trying to run away and I love it!

  44. Agnes says:

    Sometimes, as a Mom, you just have to know when to say Enough! and just walk out!

  45. Mamaof3weeones says:

    Wow, how’d they get a photo of my life on here???

  46. Danae Halvin says:

    This resembles my life!

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