Last week My oldest child (the one that will not let me take his photo) found this really cool black hat. So this morning I took the little ones out for some quick photos with this new found hat. I only spent about 10 minutes total with my kids. Melllissa was trying really hard not to crack up, Isaac was just being silly and James was very serous. It took a poke from mom to get a little smirk out of him.
Here is a great way to find wonderful natural light for photos. Find a spot that is in the shade but near open light. Place your subject so they are facing the open light but still in the shade. No flash is needed and you have beautiful even light for your photos. You can see that their eyes also have wonderful catch-lights.