Oh my. Let me tell you how NOT to take a family photo.
:: Do not wait 3 years to take your next family photo.
:: Do not wait until winter to take your family photo...if you are not prepared with warm clothing.
:: Do not plan to take the photo during the work week, when your husband can not make it to the photo site until 15 minutes before sunset.
:: Do not scramble to get into a spot, any spot, and click away, then look at the photos when you get home (we did look in the preview window, but we couldn't see that the back row was coming out a bit blurred).
Well, I am sure there are more, but I think those are good lessons to pass along :-) Actually, for the few minutes we had, and the few photos we took, I am surprised that we at least got one decent shot. We definitely want to wait till a weekend and try again though. But, hey, at least we finally have our whole family in one picture! So I'll take it. Here it is:
We had quite a few shots of half of the kids not looking, or Jonah making silly faces or waving his hands...hence we made him put his hands in his pockets.
All the kids. Back row: Jedidiah (8), Jonah (6), Aubrey (3). Front row: Isabella (17), Moira (15), Saoirse (10), Flannery (12), Merida (10 months).