I don't like doing family photos. It's right up there with trading out my kids' seasonal clothes and shots. Not only is it a struggle to get everyone looking nice, simultaneously, but then you have to get cooperation from everyone, simultaneously.
These were taken after church. I was tired of waiting for the perfect opportunity, the perfect light, the perfect backdrop, the perfect moment of cooperation. I knew I just had to make it happen.
I re-did everyone's hair, hoped mine looked okay, promised Ryan we would take new ones when I cut his, used a make-shift tripod since mine is elsewhere, figured out how to do the timer and we snapped and posed away.I had to study this one an embarrassing amount of time and count the kids over and over to figure out what wasn't quite right. Can you?
Once we got to the silly photos, everyone was in a much more jovial mood. Well. Except Drummer, poor boy. His introduction to many years of family photos.
Our kids love it when we kiss ;). Despite much blurriness and a bit of frustration, these are going to make me smile and wish they could always stay little...in a few years.