Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Card Sillies

When it rains for four days straight in sunny southern California it throws a big wrench in your plans for a nice outdoor photo shoot for Christmas cards. 

So I had to bite the bullet and compromise to a picture in front of the tree.  There was the whining and complaining and pouting of course (and no not all by me); but one of the biggest secrets I learned as a photographer is you have to make a shoot fun.

You have to say okay to those silly faces.

Those crazy ideas for a picture with the promise that they will smile nicely for the next picture.

And you know-- one of those "silly" pictures....

it might just become the one you are going to use on your card after all.
I think we have a winner.

We did get some cute "serious" ones too.



Which is your vote for my Christmas card?

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P.S. TWO DAYS until the Review Extravaganza 2012!!

29 comments:

  1. I love them all. But I vote 1. It's definitely worth making smiles when sending them.

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  2. My favorite is the upside down on the couch one!

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  3. Holy cow, I don't even know which one is best. Everything is AWESOME!

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  4. I don't know. They are all very cute!

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  5. Awww. Such a precious family. You have some very cute ones to pick from. I love the 4 Th one down. One year I sent out different pictures for different families. You can't go wrong with any of these!!
    Karen

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  6. Love the sillies!!!
    Those are my favorite.

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  7. Oh those are all so fun!! I love the first one...so funny! I posted my holiday card picture today too, funny. =)

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  8. Who would think we'd need to take weather into consideration here in So Cal? That rarely happens. But you did a great job...I love the first picture actually.

    You have a very cute family!

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  9. Wow Emily...great pics! I have no idea which one...but I think the last two are my favorites. XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

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  10. I really like the one with Lucas holding Ryder...they are all so good! Love your tree!

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  11. They are all great! I love the upside down one!

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  12. The upsidedown one is my absolute favorite but as a close second, the serious one of your whole family sitting by the tree . :)

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  13. I love the upside down one! It will give your friends and family a laugh for sure!

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  14. I love all of them!!

    I still can't get over how much your little guy and mine look alike! I think that it's the hair.... which is awesome!

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  15. So darling! I actually love all of them, but I really love the first one and the serious family one. And all the ones of the kids are so cute. I should do a santa hat kid shoot too.

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  16. I vote for the first or second one. It is the fun silly cards that are the most interesting and that you'll want to save!

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  17. Dang they're all my favorite but my favorite, favorite one is the upside down one on the couch. What a darling family you have there and thank you for the advice regarding my pictures.

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  18. I love that black and white one!

    How fun are you guys!

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  19. I have to admit... I LOVE the first one.

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  20. I love the one you eventually chose. So cute!!

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  21. First one is my all time favorite but all of them are so precious. What a beautiful family and those children are so beautiful.

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  22. I really like the first two, but the one of you guys upside down on the couch is my favorite! out of the kiddo's photo I really like the last one but you always get the absolute best photos!

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  23. You are SO right! It makes it fun for everyone when it's not all serious, especially the kiddos. And yes, the upside down shot is great! I hope you use that one!! :D

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  24. Beautiful family! I think you chose the perfect picture!

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