I don't really take pictures of my family as often as I oughta. I usually just run around in the woods with Tori, and forget that I can take pictures of other people.
I also don't really take pictures when the sun isn't out. I hate how often I end up with raccoon eyes to 'shop out in post production. However! We found that wearing a hat makes it bearable! There may be shadows, but 1) Can't see them and 2) I can fix them when they're shaped like a bar from the brim of the hat instead of sunken and raccoon looking.
The only problem (which is really just a funny thing) is that I have SO many picture of Lane's fingers glued to the brim.