I think the most stressful thing for parents to attempt to do is get family portraits when they have young children. It can be very stressful and chaotic. But, parents, if you're reading this...just sit back and enjoy as much of it as you can. If you get a good photographer, they will direct the chaos and poses and excitement and find you a bit of magic.
These portraits of the Shown family are pretty magical, if I do say so myself.
Yes. Yes, I know. I did just toot my own horn.
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