We tried – heaven knows we tried – and mothers round the world know what a task it is to get a family photo with everyone looking or smiling.
When the kids are whiny and tired is the BEST time to try to capture their smiles.
We also just came from Grandpa Joe’s Chocolate Shop, so we thought some delicious chocolate might be a good bribe for sitting still.
My sister really wanted photos in this spot – this had to be the spot – and since I’m not expert in lighting or photography, I kinda just said, “okay, let’s see what we can do.”
I was trying not to crack up the entire time.
If they got the sillies out, maybe they could focus better.
Now, give me more cheese in your smile.
I love taking photos of families. There is something really special about capturing a family – a whole unit – that is full of individuals, each with a unique personality.
Here I am, all grown up, being able to capture my sister’s family photo and contribute to her family album.
I hope her kids take the time to look at family photos as they get older and “time travel” to their childhood.
Hopefully, we will see you again soon.