Friday we headed out to a park to take some family pictures.
They turned out great! In fact the above pictures aren't even the ones we are putting on our Christmas card. :)
Several years ago we decided that we couldn't afford the cost of professional pictures. Not only that but we weren't always thrilled with the end result. We experimented taking our own. We use my point and click Cannon and a tripod. I decide what we are wearing and where the pictures will be taken. Chuck then sets up the tripod, positions the camera and sets the timer.
Once done we both pick out our favorite family picture and one of Megan. We then vote on which one we will use. A perk of an odd number family is that we never have a tie!
Here are some pictures from the past.
These pictures were taken against our backyard shed.
We used pictures from our beach vacation this year.
This background was created against our fence! Chuck clamped our bed quilt to the top of the fence and then we put a table cloth on the ground. We pulled out an existing Christmas decoration and a bench to create our backdrop.
If, like us, the cost of professional pictures makes you cringe I encourage you give taking your own pictures a shot. I am certainly not a professional photographer, but it works!
May your day be filled with joy and contentment!