Light bulb idea given that taking pictures after riding in the car for several hours sounded like a monumentally bad idea.
"If you put on a nice shirt, aka.. nothing with a superhero on it and let me take 10 minutes of pictures by those trees I'll let you play Madden for 20 minutes." The reality was I was going to let them play video games anyway while I unloaded the car. To get agreeable pictures at the magic hour with nice lighting was the icing on the cake.
We settled on a tree in full bloom with some low branches to climb on and snapped away. Granted these are no where near professional quality, but I think they turned out nice.
A few individual shots
I posted this first one of Ian last week on FB and someone messaged me who I had used for pictures.
My reply... ME!
And a couple together
This final shot was my favorite and the way I hope to remember them at ages 4 and almost 8. Just before I took this picture we were all making farting noises and laughing hysterically in hopes I could catch them in a natural smile.