I know getting family photos can be a lot trying to put everything together, but it is so worth it! This is my family! I shopped for outfits, made hair appointments, found a reward to encourage children to behave (Neapolitan milk shakes from In-N-Out). The adults needed ice cream after the session too! On top of doing all the mom stuff to get ready, I also took them!
I set up a tripod and camera set with a 10 second timer.
My steps were:
1. Find light
2. Find background
3. Set everyone up
4. Focus, click, run
5. Repeat step 4
Luckily my daughter could click the shutter for me when I took portraits with my husband. And my husband took detailed instruction from me as he had to bend down to try to see the world from my vantage point. A lot of trial and error, but so worth it!