This Mama told me about how her mom rarely brought out the camera while she was growing up. So now she has very few photographs of herself at her daughters' ages. But she finds herself in the same habit.
She's rightfully very present with her family. You can tell she's not distracted by the small stuff. Family pictures was an adventure for her that took one afternoon of gathering clothes and one morning playing in downtown Phoenix. Her husband works nearby so it was comfortable, easy, and fun.
I think she's striking a wonderful balance of planning just enough (have someone else worry about the photography stuff) and staying focused on what matters most.
Luckily the buildings got the memo and coordinated with her colors perfectly.