As a photographer (and control freak) getting a family portrait is really difficult. I'm not very good with the camera timer, I don't relax fully on the other side of the lens and I'm not the best at handing over the reigns in most situations. I like things done a certain way especially when it comes to photographing my nearest and dearest.
There are very few family photos that feature me in them. My long and suffering husband has tried but being the picky so and so that I am they are never quite right. He takes a good photo, don't get me wrong, it's just I always look at it and wonder what I would do differently. I decided to do a family portrait my style... I think they represent our family pretty well (aka me always saying, "sit here! I want to take a picture".)