So, photographers like nice portraits of their family, too. But, with the busy pace of the photographer’s life being what it is, that is sometimes one of the last things to happen. I’d been trying since last Christmas to take portraits of my family, but either the weather was atrocious, or someone was sick, or both, so last Christmas, last Easter, this past summer, and even this Thanksgiving, all came and went, and no family portrait. At long last, this Christmas, everything came together. The whole family was relaxed and feeling good, the weather was mild, we set aside some time and made it over to the Will Rogers Memorial in our home town of Claremore, Oklahoma. There is a beautiful portico there that is perfect for a family portrait. Of course, my wife and son and daughter were all in the picture but, for good measure, we included our two beloved dachshunds as well. If you happen to be wondering how it is that I am in the picture too, no, I did not have someone else press the shutter, nor did I use the self-timer in the camera. Instead, I used a wireless remote trigger to operate the camera. The remote is held in my hand that is hidden behind my back in the portrait. We all were pleased with how the portrait came out. It, along with separate portraits of my son and daughter that we took at the same time, are now hanging over the coach in our living room. Lovely!
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