As you can imagine, getting 5 people to look good in a photo at the same time takes some work. Especially when 3 of the 5 are little ones. I think the rule of thumb is that you should take 5 shots per person. So with 5 people in the family, you should take at least 25 photos (I think...please don't quote me on this). During our first attempt at a family photo, we started out with a husband who wasn't too happy about shoveling the deck. We also had one 8 year old who claimed she was "freezing" before we even set foot outside.
I was pleasantly surprised at how good our photo turned out, considering all the crying, complaining and just plain ole goofing around that was going on during that 5 minute session.
I thought I would share some of the outtake photos.
First we have an overly dramatic 8 year old crying a few crocodile tears. I am not sure what Kallie is doing.
Then we have some happier moments, but the photographer (me) didn't do such a good job in making sure we were all actually IN the photo.
And then we have the hubby, who is just, well, a dork.
Luckily, after all this, we did get one (and ONLY one) good photo.
I can't wait to see what next month will be like!