What it's Like When a Photographer Tries to Photograph Her Own Children

I have about 2 photos of all four of my children together.  That's pretty pathetic, since I take photos and make keepsakes for other families for a living!  Well, I decided this fall was the time to fix all of this.  I gave the kids a few weeks notice (the older ones need that sometimes!)  and on the next nice evening that we were all home together, we ventured over to the field close to home for some family portraits.  

To say it was a success might be stretching it a bit; but it certainly does document exactly what our family is like at this season in our lives!  

I hadn't intended on getting documentary type images...I wanted a few pretty portraits!  But this is what I got!  They are printed and hanging on the wall anyway!