It was 34 degrees outside when I attempted this but I really wanted outdoor shots. My camera takes much sharper pictures in natural light. Also, I didn't want them to wear coats. So I put my kids through severe abuse to get good photos! Baby Girl frowned in the first few because she was cold. I told her I would give her a donut if she smiled pretty and she perked right up!
I thought it would be a unique idea to carry my loveseat outside for the photo. Great idea, lots more work than I imagined! It didn't fit through the doorway so Son #1 and I had to flip it on its side. It ended up falling sideways onto the porch which scraped up the leather all across the back of the couch. Oopsie! At least nobody sees that side when it's against a wall. (Don't any of you dare tell my husband what I did!) The couch was heavier than I thought and we could not get it back into the house. I was totally out of gas. Son #1 got our buff 20-something, Army vet neighbor to help get it back in the house.
I snapped pictures as quickly as I could since it was freezing. When I wanted to change shots, I had the kids put their coats back on. At the end, I allowed Baby Girl to keep hers on. I think we were outside for a total of four minutes. Several of the shots were blurry due to my shivering and attempt to be quick. But I think we got some descent results. What do you think???
Did you notice Son #2's nasty tennis shoes? I checked out everyone else's shoes but his. After the pics, #1 asked "Why did he get to wear tennis shoes and I didn't?" Crud. And that's what seems to be the most noticeable thing to me in the picture. Which one do you think I ended up using?