It was no easy feat to get this picture. I had problems with almost every one that we took out at the president's house in the early morning. So by the afternoon, I begged Jude to give it one last try on our own couch and we finally scored a picture worth a frame.
I have to laugh when I look at this photo. Don't we all seem nice and happy, kind and loving? But behind the scenes - yikes! "You will smile for that camera or you won't get any M&Ms!" and "Charlotte! Stop touching the tripod!" It took a portable DVD player strategically placed below the tripod to get that little girl to even glance in the direction of the camera. So just know, she's not really photogenic, she just likes Elmo.
I do wish Jude and I looked a little more affectionate, but the rushing back to the couch after setting the timer put a kink in that plan. And Jude has emphatically stated, "NO!" to the idea of another shoot. At least for this week.
Anyway, family members, let me know if you want any prints of these photos for your house, because I can't promise anymore good whole-family portraits for the rest of the year...