We also got a great family photo that was used on our Christmas card last year. This fall, we weren't 100% sure we wanted to deal with the wrangling of a toddler for family photos. But after debating for a few weeks, I was sad when I thought about not having one. So we went ahead and booked it.
Taking an almost 2 1/2 year old to an open area with fall leaves and a nearby playground added to the stress. And Jessica, our photographer, was at the time 8 MONTHS PREGNANT. God bless her! She's due any minute with baby #3 and they don't know what they are having. (I'm so excited for her)
After jumping around to get Courtney to look at the camera, putting leaves on her head and doing anything and everything. We undoubtedly got some perfect shots.
If you're in the Washington area, check out Jessica at www.onetreephotography.com. She is truly amazing!