Sometimes things don’t go quite according to plan. For these outdoor family portraits, we had perfect weather, a gorgeous location, and kids who were excited about pictures. But just before I arrived, the littlest one got a splinter from a stick she was playing with and was so upset she wouldn’t let anyone help her get it out. Luckily, we were able to coax some smiles from her anyway, and we had a nice time jumping on rocks and climbing fences and exploring despite it all. Here are a few of my favorites from these outdoor family portraits, and I hope you enjoy them!