Let me start off by saying, "Hats off to those of you that take pictures for clients".
I'm just taking pictures of my kids, for myself, grandparents and aunties. Not to mention, my editing software (picnik) is a piece of cake to use. In a short time, I had approx. 130 pics. Then came home and started the editing process. (aka deleting) ;) My pictures are far from anything professional, nor do my editing skills amount to much. But even using my beginner editing skills, on 130+ pics, equals A.L.O.T. of time. I can only imagine the amount of time and effort that goes into clients photos. (Remind me next time to hire you, and save me a couple steps next time) :)
The other week I realized the kids wall photos were already a year old. I inwardly cringed at the thought of doing updated pictures. Getting 4 kids to cooperate in one picture can be... interesting to say the least. I never learn to organize these shoots when Daddy is home, that would be too easy. So with a little
bribery encouragment, I hauled the kids to a nearby park.
Overall, the kids were cooperative. Just on their timing, not Mommy's.
And to be honest, I like the shots that show who they really are. After all, I know my kids are not perfect. And I want to remember them exactly as they are.
"Cheese! Can we get our Happy Meal now? Please?"