They say toddlers and teens are the most challenging to photograph. I would have to agree! I had big dreams of having a great family photo taken while Nicole was here this fall. But that was not to be. Timing, weather, and attitudes all made it impossible.
However, after a big dramatic conversation about how a posed family picture does not reflect our real family life, I got the boys to sit down with the girls to give it another try. I told them if some one wanted to see our real family life, they would come visit, but what everyone wanted for Christmas was a picture of all of their smiling faces. Our real family life is much too busy to fit in a 4x6 frame.
One kid is looking.
Hey! There's a good one! Almost. At least they are all smiling. Is it obvious that I had to crop Christiana into the photo? She was so busy and just did not want to sit still. I'm amazed at families with many more children than us who end with a great photo every year. I wonder how many takes it took them to get everyone looking and not blurry.
How was your family photo attempt this year?