Pictures with kids are hard. You never know if they're going to be in the mood for it or not. Mine are all wiggly, especially that little baby of ours. She's been such a ball of sass lately. I've learned to just roll with the punches (mostly) and can just go with whatever it is they give me. Moms must stay flexible, right?! I'm particularly thankful that SLR digital cameras can do continuous shooting, so you're bound to get a good one for sure. At least, you hope.
Usually, if I have the big 3 ready for the camera, the baby isn't. And if I have the baby and the big 2 ready, Soul isn't. True and Brave are pretty good, as long as I'm behind the camera (or Ben). If it's someone else, like for the Misha Lulu shoots, you will definitely get the serious look. My usual trick to get everyone faced forward and smiling is to have everyone jump. All the girls love jumping! It puts instant smiles on their faces (if you look back at our pictures, you'll see we jump a lot!). As for me in pictures, I pretty much just have one face... a smiling one. That's all I know to do. If I try and pretend to pull off the serious look, I just look pissed off, so I'll stick to smiling.
How about you? Do you have a hard time getting your kids together for a picture? I know it's Christmas card season, so I'm sure most of us are trying to round our troops up to get the perfect picture to send out. Have you picked out a picture yet?
By the way, this particular day was glorious because we actually got to wear a sweater out (well, most of us did). We went from low 90's on Wednesday to a 20 degree drop on Sunday, and suddenly fall is back. Just like that. Oh SoCal fall, you are so temperamental. How about we just stick to sweater weather? We're all kind of feeling that right now.
on me: shirt, everlane. rockstar skinny jeans, c/o old navy. cardigan coat, c/o old navy (I have been searching for a cocoon style sweater, so I was so happy that old navy had this one.) on true:sweater dress, old navy. clogs, lotta from stockholm. on brave: shirt, mightee kids. skirt, misha lulu. rugby cardigan, c/o old navy. shoes, c/o old navy. on soul: shirt and dress, vintage. shoes, hand me downs. double breasted cardigan, c/o old navy. on glow:chambray shirtdress, c/o old navy. tights, hand me downs. shoes, freshly picked.
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