Yearly Family Pictures

I keep forgetting to post about our family picture session we had back in June. I am planning to make this an annual event. It's all worth it just for one or two great group pictures. I can take great pictures of my kids but asking a friend to hang out with our family for an hour so we can try to get one group picture is not my idea of a friendship. For the past 2 years we have hired a great photographer Marion Meakem in McLean, Virginia. We go to her house which has a lush green yard and take pictures for 30-45 minutes.  A day or so later I pick up the CD of pictures from her and print them at my leisure. Glorious. The price is insanely reasonable thus making annual pictures an easy decision. If you are local and want her info, please email me.

Here are a few of my favorites.

I love that I can make the pictures black and white using Picasa, my favorite free photo editor.

For comparison, here's our favorite picture from last year's session.

And now...

Now I just need to decide which ones to hang in our stairway gallery and pick up a few more frames.