Friday, February 03, 2006

Photobooth Friday : Rose Festival

This is our family right after we moved to Portland from Los Angeles in June of 2002. I have so few photobooth photos that are all still intact as a strip, and I do love the notion of a "series" so much, that I decided to post this one as a unit. The photo was taken in a booth at the Rose Festival "Fun Center" at Waterfront Park downtown. For those of you who live in Portland this needs no explanation. For those of you who do not, suffice it to say that Rose Festival is two weeks of pure insanity in which carneys, sailors and other such colorful characters inhabit the city.

I was so excited to be back home, and even more excited be in the thick of Rose Festival after missing it for 10 years, that my big fat head is the center piece of each of these photos. It's not easy to squeeze four people into the fame of a photo booth. Especially when two of them are squirmy as anything and don't understand what you're doing there in the first place. Looking at this now, it seems so incomplete without Zöe Dott as part of our family! But back then, who knew she's be gracing the scene? Life is so fun that way...

Thanks, Andrea, for starting such a fun group! You can check out more photobooth photos through her blog Hula Seventy. And if you know of any photo booths around Portland, please let me know. I've been itchin' to take some photobooth photos and can't think of where to find a single one!

7 comments:

andrea said...

love it. and there's definitely something about the photobooth strip as a whole... I'll have to post more of those...!

hard to squeeze a family of four into one of those things, isn't it? but fun. and just look at the terrific results you got! would love to see if you could get family of five in there... what funny pics those would be! it's worth a shot. :)

monday-wednesday-friday said...

You forgot to mention the elegant elements of the Rose Festival, such as the "Milk Carton Boat Races", the "Little Britches Rodeo", the "Dragon Boat Races", the "Rose Show", the crowning of the high school "Queen" and the three (count 'em 3) parades.
I'm on a search for a photo booth (I'm assuming that the color one at Lloyd Center doesn't count).

poppy said...

the strip as a whole is so great - to see all the scenes play out! fun!

my house is cuter than yours said...

That Rose Fest sounds like a hoot! It's obvious in your photo strip you guys were having such a blast!

madness rivera said...

I love that in photobooths children are always a step behind the action,like, What --wait, the flash again? Great strip.

beki said...

How fun! It's been years and years since I've taken a photobooth photo. I'm sure the kids would get a kick out of it. Maybe next time we go to the mall I'll make point to hop in one.

jojo* said...

That's so cute. I love Max's expression in the third picture...getting a kick out of all the tongues sticking out!!