Cheap, Homemade Family Pictures with a Camera, a Tripod, and a Remote Control Shutter Release

"Quick! Pretend you're BFFs for a second!" "Okay, but only for a second." So they're more like BFFAS.
One of the downsides of taking your own family pictures: you don't know until you're finished and scanning through the photos on the computer that your son thinks that "smile" means "try to look like you're enjoying some juicy Copenhagen."
If Grace gets this happy staring at a camera on a tripod with no one standing behind it, I wonder how happy she would look if someone stood behind the camera and said "Smile!" And if Halen looks this dumb staring at a camera on a tripod with no one standing behind it, I wonder how dumb he would look if someone stood behind the camera and said "Look dumb!"
"I'm only happy if I don't have to share the swing, or ANYTHING else. Ever."
It kind of looks like Savannah has a lazy eye. But she doesn't. And it kind of looks like Halen has a lazy brain. But he doesn't. And it kind of looks like Grace insisted on bringing her tiny stuffed horse to the family photo session. And she did.