So while I was in NY I asked my brother Derek, who has a knack for photography, to take some shots of me and the kids. This proved a very difficult undertaking. For starters, the one day we had was super sunny and really too bright for portraits. But mostly, getting all five kids to cooperate at the same time proved impossible. He gamely pressed on snapping photos of my herd of cats. In the end, I proved to be the least photogenic, though I'm sure no one is shocked by that. In my defense, i think I was spending most of my time telling kids to Come here! Sit still! Look at the camera! Stop crying! Please come join us!
This is why I don't pay to have portraits done.
Despite all of this he managed to come up with some beautiful shots.