we decided to take these family pictures about 2 hours before we went and took them. We drove until we saw something kinda pretty, but also something really close because the sun was setting fast. we rummaged through clothes and found some that kind of went together. We didn't hire anyone, we just used the self timer, so our expectations were pretty low. I think some of them turned out though. I especially love the ones of the 3 girls sitting down. So cute!