Unless of course you’re in charge of taking the picture…:(
As a self appointed family photographer of my tribe, as I compiled this post, I’ve realized exactly that – I have been the one taking the picture and even if I’m not IN some of them, I was still a huge part of creating our annual family photographs – from aligning schedules of 3 families, rallying up the gang, requesting an outfit color, posing them and making magic happen in PS.
Over the years it has become our non-traditional tradition and writing this post made me realize how valuable those moments have become. Not only because of my ever changing hair color (what can I say a girl loves to play), but because of the fact that people have left this world since we’ve started…
And if that’s not THE TOP reason to take annual family photographs then you need to re-evaluate your priorities and what truly matters.
Ideally, all you need is a camera and a tripod (so no one gets left out, again…), but to make sure everyone is in focus, perfectly lit, well situated, smiling and worthy to hang on your family memory wall, I’d recommend you hire a professional photographer or visit a photography studio near you!
Unless of course, you’re a family of freeloaders (like us) who hope that after 5 years of shots, their daughter in law finally makes a winner! The wait is unreal… 🙂
So, stop putting it off, grab your favorite people in the world and start snapping. Today is as good day as any other!
P.S. Just as important as taking an annual family photo is having a consistent and foolproof way of saving and backing up your photos. Based on the example above, I’m still working on mine…
Or let me do it for you, check out what other families let me do to them 🙂