As photographers, is it actually possible to do your own family shoot? I would have to say yes. With the help of (mostly) cooperative children who are no longer preschoolers and a camera remote, we managed to get some good family shots.
I was hoping for a day like yesterday for awhile (except maybe a little warmer). I love it when the clouds are big and dark, but there's no threat of rain. We survived through the cold and wind and had a great time!
Of course when you do our own shoot, you do run the risk of a few outtakes -- such as waves rolling up behind you unaware.
And occasionally you need some comic relief ;o).
However, once you have the family ones out of the way, you can just have fun
By the time we were leaving the sun was out more than it was hidden. We were cold though and needed to warm up, so we headed home.
Because we remember moments, not days...