I took the pictures of the kids the Thursday before Easter. It's always better to take them before Easter so they won't be as tired and the lighting is better. I wasn't totally satisfied with the group shots but Luke wasn't feeling well and that's about as good as you get with 7 kids especially when I didn't have anyone helping me to get their attention, etc.
This was taken on Easter Sunday after church so it was really bright since it was around noon. I need to start scoping out better places in the yard that might be better but it's hard since we don't have any tall trees.