What happens when a professional photographer attempts to create a family portrait of her own family?
Each year I struggle with creating my own family portrait. First, I have to remember to do it because I get busy this time of year photographing other families on Thanksgiving weekend. Second, I have to round up my family, put the camera on a tripod and use the trusty self-timer, which means I run like mad to get into the photo with the rest of the family. It takes time, and also, the expressions on our faces are ones of worry (will she make it back in time?) or exasperation (this is taking too long!) etc. etc.
So this year, my sons roommate from college came to spend Thanksgiving with us. We asked him to actually hit the shutter release once I set it all up, while the camera stayed on the tripod. Here is what happened.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with me for your family portrait, I promise not to let you slip on the ice, but we can have some fun!