Oh, the joys of getting 5 kiddos ages 6 and under to, not only be in one place touching each other, but to look in the same direction and smile! A feat I didn't tackle with Dad's help, for sure!
How did we do it? Here's a few tips from a mom who's done it a few times. Perhaps not successfully every time, but I've got many photos jam packed with good memories.
1) Take family photos first thing in the morning, after nap time, or after mealtime when everyone is fresh and/or full.
2) Keep it short - 15 to 20 minutes is about all young kids can handle and still have a smile.
3) Have a helper. You need at least two people to pull this off. It helps if one person has some clown tendencies.
4) Keep it fun and don't worry about perfect photos! What family is perfect? And who doesn't enjoy looking at the blooper photos more than the polished ones?
We took advantage of the summer time temperatures this week and did a family photo shoot outside with baby EJ. We'll begin with some photos of EJ. He wasn't too hard to keep in one spot.
And those irresistible hands & feet...
Now for the whole tribe - here's the cream of the crop photos...
And here's the ones you've been waiting for...
Good times; we are so blessed! So, truly, I can't tell you some secret on how to get 5 kids to look at the camera at once, but I can highly recommend that you take time to try. Whatever stage your family is in - don't miss these moments!
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Vanessa from Russell Homestead. Follower of the Lord Jesus, wife of my knight in shining armor, mother of 5 wonderful children, and joint-keeper of the Russell homestead. Thanks for stopping by!
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