It's that time of year again, and like most moms I want to have a great picture of my kids for the holiday cards and to share with friends and family. Unfortunately I am a photographer who has burned out her kids on photography. When I get out the camera my kids run the other direction. They use to be so happy to be in front of the camera and now they grown and say "not again!". It took a lot of begging and bribery to get them to pose together long enough to get this one shot. Would I have liked to have all my kids smiling and looking joyful in this Christmas photograph? Yes, I would but sometime I must except this is the best I'm going to get.
Since I don't buy prints from the kids school pictures I always make sure to get a good head shot in portrait orientation once a year. Grandparents love those 8x10s each year for their wall.