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"I am a ghost mom. In photos of my family, I don't seem to exist."
Family photo level: Expert.
Awkward Family Photos
We are a family who gets family photos done maybe once every two years. Getting my family of four -- plus the dog -- all coordinated for a photo shoot, takes a lot more energy. On many occasions, the timing just doesn't work, or I forget to book someone and then six months has passed.
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At the risk of being too honest, I'll admit that after years as a child and baby photographer I still have days where I'm faced with a fussy baby or a family with three hyper boys and I'm not sure how I'll get through the photo session. But as long as you are having fun, you will get great pictures.