Yep, that’s right, these are my kin! My husband’s family has been asking for a decent family portrait since the day he brought me home to meet them nearly eleven years ago. I figured it was high time I make good on my promise to dazzle them with my photographic skill. We went to the Morton Arboretum, which is my favorite place in the world to shoot, on what started off a promising spring morning. As it turned out, the weather took a toll on us that day and was uncharacteristically humid and buggy. In between every shot, my poor family would break their pose to swat, slap and wipe the bugs and sweat away. However, you’d never know it from those glowing smiles that they were being eaten alive! Now that’s the kind of dedication to a family portrait that I like to see! They were very gracious as I slowly dragged them to all my favorite haunts. They didn’t even complain when I realized that my remote trigger was broken, which meant we had to do our big family shots via self timer. They finally got their family portrait with my hubby, his sisters and parents. Sadly, I am the only one missing from these photos, as none of our self-timed family shots had everyone looking at the camera at the same time. That is a photoshop composite project which is on back burner until I have more time to address it. Hopefully it won’t be eleven more years before it surfaces!