We like to take our own family photos. My camera connects to my phone and I can see a live view and even adjust settings. The tough part is getting the kids to look and smile, haha. As always my kids are mostly being goofy and not looking and while we did get some good ones, my secret favorites are the goofy ones. And our photo shoot is never complete without at least one kid crying at some point and me rolling my eyes. I enjoy looking back at all our photo shoots and laughing about all the shenanigans. This year we did a few in the back yard so we could include the chickens.