Avoid over posing. With families with older children, it is easy to get photo after photo with them perfectly posed and smiling at the camera. While there is nothing wrong with posed images, families only need so many of those and usually choose their favorite one or two. Every mother wants a perfectly posed image of her family to put on her wall or send to Grandma, but they also want happiness…spontaneity…laughing…even serenity. Even a mother of older kids adores the candid photo.