So we tried to be a little more casual for our family pictures this year. I did not go buy everyone new outfits and I did not spend serious money on a photographer. The husband was so proud. Since we had just spent SERIOUS money on clothes and a photographer in April of this year, we didn't feel it was necessary to do it again. The only clothing item bought, was my green cardigan, which was half off - for $13.50 and the photos were taken by our fabulous friend Kami, who is building her portfolio.