Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The saga of the perfect Christmas card photo

You might remember our first attempt to take our own family portrait for a card two years ago.

Last year I was pregnant and didn't bother sending out cards at all.

(So we totally weren't snubbing anyone, promise!)

This year we did try to give it another shot and we loaded up our camera stuff and headed to Grant's brother's very picturesque house across town to set things up and get the perfect shot.

While testing the lights, we got this one:

 Stephie: cutest photo-bomber ever.

And then our camera's battery died.  And the one thing we left at home were our 2 spares.

So we decided that the kids were what people really wanted to see anyway, so we'd dress them up and take our stuff over to the super-beautifully decked out office in our apartment complex and snap a few shots in front of their tree, 10 minutes in and out tops.

We totally walked over there on the day it closed early.  Which they posted a notice about a week beforehand right on the door.

So, we decided to salvage the moment of the kids being dressed up and take a few shots at home:


Maybe next year.


Jacqueline said...

What darling kids, any one would have made a darling card. Nice subjects for good camera shots. Good luck.

Danielle said...

I think it's funny how years later (or maybe even just months) all those pictures who thought were the bad shots, hold the most and best memories. It's when personalities shine! The middle one looks like Elliot is trying to get away, and he thinks it's funny!

Belkycita said...

I would cal it a success!