sooo, when we needed a christmas card photo we wanted to capitalize on an aunt (behind the camera), another aunt and grandpa (we'll just call them toddler "handlers"), and a grandma (kid, treat, and blanket prep) that we had at our disposal over Thanksgiving.
wouldn't you know--a front came through and brought 30 degree weather and 30 mph winds.
awesome picture weather.
so the toddler handlers (aunt #2 and grandpa) found a relatively protected area and we hustled out and snapped some.
I wouldn't jump to put the toddlers in the "cooperative" category, but we came away with some pictures to work with--so mission complete. and when all else fails, take some pictures with your husband (because that really doesn't happen all that often).
also...a very big thanks to our beind the scenes help.