The last time we had our family picture taken, we went to a studio and tried to simplify it by making the appointment for right when it opened so there wouldn't be any waiting around. We had them keep the same background through the whole thing and we didn't even change poses that much. They took over a dozen photos and I was very excited to see them, thinking surely there would be at least one where we all looked good. Nope! We had lots where most everyone looked great except for the two or three children who didn't. The picture we finally settled for is this one:
Great, isn't it? Just don't look too close, or you'll notice Michael has a weird look on his face, Joey's grin is more of a grimace, DH looks very stiff, and Eliza isn't smiling. And this was the best one. Is it any wonder I'm worried about tomorrow?
If you'll notice the pictures of everyone from our vacation, it is rare for everyone to be looking at the camera or even paying attention. So this afternoon, I took Allison, Sarah, and Eliza outside to "practice" looking at the camera and smiling. I took a ton of pictures and ended up with just three that I liked. I hope we get better luck tomorrow or I might just have to take a couple of the pictures and photoshop the kids in.
Allison & Sarah (Sarah picked up a pretty rock and wouldn't put it down for the photos):