Family Photography

Family Photography

Hot Hubby and I have combined our families and now are juggling 7 children and 10 grandchildren.  Fortunately or unfortunately, they are spread out across the world, so we can only have them in small groups.  Our Christmas vacation was filled with my daughters and parents.  Whenever I get a group together, I only have one goal.  A good group picture.

Now, I am known for making my children pose and pose and pose, until I take the perfect picture.  But they are getting smarter and more resilient in their resistance.  Hot Hubby has taken on their resistance and only guarantees 10 smiles.   On Christmas Eve, we had a gloriously sunny day and headed to our local park/mountain for a photo session.   We used a tripod and posed in multiple settings.  The best picture was taken at the last minute, when we quickly jumped out of the car and had a stranger take the shot.    All of that posing and planning for nothing.

I find that the best pictures are the spontaneous ones.  Which do you think turned out best?  Do you have any advice for capturing a crowd?

 

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