I wanted to get professional pictures of the kids taken before the next one shows up. I envisioned my little white haired girl in black and my dark haired boy in white. I thought that in black and white, these pictures would cute--but would also highlight the contrast that makes them so physically different (even though they are very similar in personality).
What I didn't count on (and couldn't tell at the time) was that my son would MATCH THE BACK GROUND PAPER!! The pictures still look cute in black and white. Unfortunately, the kids didn't really cooperate. Instead of the posed and serene pictures I wanted, they just wanted to be silly and roll around on the floor. Lauren would only give us her "fake smile" and Jacob kept tipping over. His little outfit was also too small (I dried it on accident). He kept climbing on Lulu, pulling her hair, and drooling on the floor. In the end, I think that the pictures we got were a pretty accurate representation of my family. One more lesson in the difference between what I THINK something is going to be versus what IT ACTUALLY is.