If you have young children, here's an important message you'll want to see about finding time for family photos.
I routinely talk to parents who would like to create for their children the family photos they wish they had of their own childhood.
When you don't find time for family photos--family photos that have everyone in the picture--your children become adults who don't have those kinds of photos of their childhood.
I encourage anyone with young children to identify a photographer you might want to have at your spring and summer family events.
It's a great way to get those photos that your children will cherish as adults, without taking any additional time from your schedule.
You're already going to be at the barbecue / family reunion / [insert family gathering]...you might as well have a professional photographer present to create the family photos you want.
Be sure to identify and reach out to some photographers sooner rather than later. You don't want to wait until the days leading up to your family gathering to try to find someone to work with because all the good people will already be scheduled.
Feel free to leave a comment with any questions you might have about how to find photographers in your area or how to choose the right one for your needs.