Is there anything more stressful than family photos? I don’t think so. First you have to book a session with a photographer (thankfully we have an amazing photographer that has been doing our photos since before our kids were born). Then you have to choose outfits that match just enough to look good, but not too much because you don’t want to look cheesy. Then come photo day, you’ve got to get yourself ready, and all the kids (which means I actually have to do their hair for once and not just put it in a ponytail). Then you have to head over to the photo location and hope that in that 20 minutes your kids don’t spill anything on their clothes, fall and dirty up their outfits, pull out their hair, etc. Then once you get there, you have to bribe them with little bags of candy in between each pose in hopes that you might just maybe get one picture where they are both looking, and bonus points if they are actually smiling! Not to mention trying to keep them from getting dirty in between takes. It is enough to drive a parent to drink. A LOT.
But, in the end it is all worth it because we will be able to look back at these beautiful photos and remember when our lives were full of blissful chaos.
Do you think family photos are stressful?