I've been asking (more like begging) people if they would be so kind as to let me practice with my very basic photography skills on their family. It's been fun and I've learned lots along the way. More than anything I've appreciated the patience of the families who have born with me in my inexperience. A few weeks ago I tried taking our own family pictures. Mmmmm...not so easy when it's your own kids. I had always wondered why so many photographers hire other photographers to take their own family pictures. Well, now I know why. Most of them were ...meh, although I was happy with a few of them. Here are some of them for your viewing pleasure.