As a photographer and mother of two I can say that photographing your own children, family, or close friends is always a challenge. Probably because the subjects aren’t looking at you as a professional who is trying to make a great shot. I photographed my kids this weekend beneath the cherry blossoms My kids (and husband) had no desire to be in the photographs but with a little bribery and guilt, I persevered. I still couldn’t get my daughter to brush her hair though. Check out the last few. I am taking a vote on color vs black and white. Thanks!