I like to have group photos of my kids--who doesn't? But...what. a. CHORE!
I've been putting it off for several weeks now, so today I just bit the bullet. Got the kids their breakfast and asked them to go find shirts that were blue or white, and blue jeans to go with.
The girls got excited. The boys started groaning. :)
Found clothes and arranged the shirts on the couch to find best options, so when we actually went outside (I love natural light for photos), we could get right to it.
Trimmed boys hair above ears (they needed it!), combed and washed faces. Missed one, though, and didn't find out until photo shoot was 1/2 over. sigh.
Fixed girls' hair, got baby washed up and dressed, went outside to finalize the location.
I originally planned to hang a sheet from our deck and put the kids on the ground in front of the sheet. Well, the sky was dark and it had apparently been sprinkling for a little while, because the ground was wet.
I didn't want muddy photos.
Looked around for other options and noticed our old, dilapidated shed. A perfect rustic backdrop for casual family photos!
Got the kids arranged and started shooting. I used the 'burst' mode to capture 3 shots at a time, hoping to increase my odds of getting a good one.
Took over 50 photos.
Not one photo with everyone looking at the camera and smiling.
Maybe next year.
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