Every year for the past five years I've tried to corral my kids to take a family portrait and it never happens. I find it ironic that I get paid to take portraits for other families but fail at having my own taken professionally. Fortunately, I'm blessed with a large family who take advantage of my work.
Photographing my brother's family portrait isn't a job but a privilege; knowing I'm responsible for documenting a few hours of their precious lives each year. My beautiful nieces and handsome nephews will look back on these photos recalling how crazy Auntie Nette with the big camera bossed their family around telling them to "Look! Keep your eyes open! Smile! Not too wide! Okay, go play and pretend I'm not here!" Now, those are memories that will go on forever!