We had family pictures taken last month, and I’m really happy with the way they turned out. We have always done photos at a portrait studio. We had gone there since Noah was a baby. The photos back then were good, but as the studio got more busy the pictures got worse. I always felt like we were really rushed, too. They usually only booked 15 minute slots. I would request a half hour slot, and felt rushed even then.
This year we hired a local photographer who met us at a park and spent and hour with us. It was MUCH better. She charged a flat fee and then gave us a disk of the photos with a copyright release. Even once I ordered all of the prints, we really didn’t spend much more than we would have at the portrait place, and I think they turned out MUCH better.
These are the group shots. I’ll post the kids individual pics later.