I got the bright idea last week to get a picture of all three kids together. I found that my photography skills are seriously lacking.
Pose #1: Evan in bouncer, Sydney and Liam on floor:
And then after making them put their shirts down:
The two older kids look OK in this shot even if they are a little squinty, but what was I thinking putting Evan in the bouncer so far behind them? You can barely see the poor boy.
Pose #2: Evan in bouncer, Sydney and Liam sitting next to him:
This one's good of Sydney and Evan (despite the deer in headlights look), but I can't get Liam to sit still. So I trap him with my leg (you can see it on the side):
This one's OK, except for Sydney's weird eye thing.
Pose #3: All three lying on the floor:
First of all, too far away. And second? Sydney looks like she has cocker spaniel ears.
Better, except that Liam isn't looking at the camera.
The best one I got of all three. Evan's not looking at the camera, but I'll live.
After Liam ran off (you can't hold that boy still for more than 30 seconds), I took a couple of just Sydney and Evan:
I'd already come up with a few cute ideas for this year's Christmas card photo, but after this experience, I think I'll cough up the dough and go to a professional. I'll let them wrangle three kids and make them smile at the same time....
Two Weeks Later
4 weeks ago