It’s hard to get family photos. We have hundreds of pictures of Simon, a fair number with Simon and one parent, and a handful of selfies with all three of us. What we don’t have are many good family photos. As in almost none.
I didn’t really want to pay for them either. Not so much because I’m opposed to paying for family pics, but more I had a specific vision for Christmas cards and wanted to art direct the photo shoot. I don’t know if that’s acceptable to a professional photographer.
So I came up with a plan to trade family pics with some friends who have twins a few months older than Simon. I knew they also had a DSLR and the same problem with getting everyone together. (Also, even with a remote and a tripod there is only so much you can do)