So many families are good about taking family photos every single year, sadly we are not one of them. It’s not that I don’t want the photos, (Because if you really know me, you should know how much I LOVE photos.) but it has been more of a budget/cost thing. The least thing I have wanted to do is to spend “big bucks” for a limited amount of photos, that I may not love, when I have a perfectly capable camera in my very own hands.
Usually every other year I realize the photos really need updated, suck it up and book an appointment. But this year we chose to go another route. Instead of paying someone to take photos for us, we decided to trade with a friend. I’d take pictures of her family, she’d take them of mine. Worst case scenario they don’t turn out and neither of us lose a thing.
We picked a day, picked outfits and met on a Sunday for family photo shoots. I took the photos of mine that I could, she did hers and we took photos for the other person as well. It was perfection. We both got some really great shots and it only cost our time.
Here are a few of my favorites
We even snapped a couple group shots too.
All in all I think we both got the exact photos we wanted. Sure it was a little hectic, but aren’t photos always that way?! We have already talked about doing another swap in the spring. I’d love to work on getting some great candid shots when we do that.
My main goal was to find the perfect photo for our 2017 Christmas card and with so many good options, I don’t think that will be a problem.
Have you ever considered photo swapping?
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