The Fredrichson Family was much like many of my clients. They had their first high school senior, and their baby was about to leave the nest. They realized it had been a while since they had family photos. And the next time very well may be either when she married, or when her son took graduation photos.
They settled on a beautiful sunny afternoon. Ok, who am I kidding, it was HOT, we we're sweating. Dad...not super excited to be there. But...we know our equipment and we know what we're looking for. This seemed to ease Dad a bit, by not making him stand around and wait. And after a few "dad jokes" he even had a smile or two for me:) Heck, in the end, he had this to say..."ok, it really wasn't that bad." HEY, I'll take it!
Mom, does this sound like your family? If so, we understand getting Dad there might be a three week long debate (after all his team is on). But, you and I both know it's time. Do yourself a favor and let us handle Dad. We have a few tricks up our sleeve for him. You...pat yourself on the back. These are going to make beautiful memories on your wall, and your family will thank you one day.