Doing family photography (and people photography in general) is a blend of artistic training, mastering the tools, balancing the variables and a healthy dose of patience.
Many adults simply do not like having their picture taken (I know this because they tell me all the time) and kids… well kids are kids, living in kid world.
But not to worry. I know that everyone likes pictures (after they’ve been taken) and special photos last a lifetime and get passed down to future generations. With perseverance you can get the shot if you try (and try, and try). Click the link below to see a bit of the process.