The fun of taking family photos

The fun of taking family photos

One of the photos of the children taken last year.

Taking family photos in July has become a yearly ritual when my sister Diana is visiting Delaware. It may sound like fun at first and in fact it usually is, but there can be some hiccups along the way that inevitably end up happening. Here’s a snapshot (pardon the pun) of what took place this past July with outdoor lighting, the camera and LOTS of action!

First came the colour scheme to be used – we decided to go with gray this year, with additions of blue, white and teal green. Then we chose a Saturday to take the pictures, which we thought would be the best day for everyone, but alas, Nigel my stepson was missing. It turned out that he had left for work earlier that afternoon. Oh well…

We decided to move on and suddenly everyone wanted to take pictures of one another in every combination. Then came the dog and trying to keep him still. I think that the most challenging thing though is to get everyone to look at the camera at the same time, especially the children. If everyone is smiling in the photo, well that’s a bonus!

We took our pictures and Lucky the dog was the star of the show. We also had some photo bombs courtesy of Bebel, Laila and Jacob (my nieces and nephew), who could not resist jumping in front of the camera every now and then. Just another way for them to add some flavour.

Diana, who was the photographer, is still editing them, but I saw some really nice ones from what she had taken. Overall I believe we had relative success that day and it was a wonderful opportunity for everyone to be together outside with lots of smiles and laughter. Even though taking family photos can take quite an effort, the results usually pay off. And most importantly you will have some memorable pictures to look at for the years to come!

 

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