Every couple years when my family (parents and siblings) get together, we attempt family pictures. Years ago, we had someone come take photos for us. And in years since then, I’ve set it up and used a tripod. There were times when I would push the button and have ten seconds to get in my spot in the picture. As our kids grew older, I trusted them to push the button without knocking the tripod over and they became our photographers. But it’s still difficult. Trying to set up the shot, plugging myself in and then quickly scanning through the pictures to see that so-and-so is slouched funny and we need to retake. Over and over again.
Add to that a myriad of funny and goofy personalities and photo day becomes goof off day – which is why we choose not to torture some innocent photographer.
Here are just a few outtakes from this year’s session. We really only need one to hang over my mom’s piano – fingers crossed she’ll approve one!