We have three kids. It would be nice to have a photo—just ONE—with our whole family looking at the camera. Bonus if I only have one chin and most of us are smiling, now scowling or crossing our eyes.
Everyone was a great sport this year as we tried to take a photo on the beach in just the right light, which meant everyone standing around impatiently while I said, “Not yet, I’m sure in just a minute it will be perfect, I promise,” and “I know you’re hungry—it’s not my fault the sun is going down so slowly.” We got the perfect light and my mom did a fabulous job managing my camera. This is the best we could do for real. I don’t hate it. I don’t love it. (Translation: I wish I had an actual smile in this pic, but everyone else looks great.)
We did, however, put on our much easier to find silly faces for these great (and silly) shots. I love my family. Even if we never get that postcard perfect photo that I dream of, we really excel at being ridiculous. (Remember my intentionally awkward pregnancy photos?)
Do you have any tips or tricks to get that perfect family shot and avoid the photo fails?
(Hint: post coming soon on that very subject!)