While I was back home my family and I attempted to take a more recent photo. It was the first time that I had used my camera’s timer! I would like to say that it was easy and everything ran smoothly, however, I would be a terrible fibber and completely wrong. It was Christmas day and it was about 7 degrees outside and sunny, not the ideal situation when you’re trying to get 7 people and 4 dogs together for some awesome shots! We decided to leave the dogs in the heat so they wouldn’t be miserable and bundled ourselves up for the adventure! We started out at the Ice Castles in Silverthorne and ended up by the house for better lighting. Snow + Altitude + Clear, Sunny Day = horrible lighting conditions. I just kept thinking, ” I can post-process that later!” In hindsight, it was an awful idea. We managed to get some decent shots that we can use until the next gathering so I hope you enjoy the family minus the 4 dogs!