it's a snap
Family photos are not cheap, and costs can creep much higher depending on the photographer, their experience level, number of photos, and length of the shoot. That feels worse when the proofs that come back aren't good. One way to cut the budget is to get a tripod, camera, and timer and take the photos yourself, though the initial price of equipment can be high and there's even more risk of bad shots. Follow a few simple principles to get better photos for the time and money.