It’s Christmas Picture Time!

Always a stressful, tear filled, loud voiced (me) time of year….when I desperately try to get a photo of all 3 of our children that is presentable enough to hand out to the masses.  What complicates this??  My frugality and wanting to do it all myself.  So, armed with a good attitude and nicely dressed kids clean from church, yesterday was the day to tackle the picture taking.  We started with a nice black backdrop (blanket) hung in a well lit area (toy room) and strategic placement of the kids.  I have to say that it went better than past attempts, but wasn’t without the usual issues!  Here are some of the shots that didn’t make the cut:

Peyton is so into the "model look" that she often over does it and you can't even see her face!
Peyton is so into the “model look” that she often over does it and you can’t even see her face!
Nearly every picture Grant had "Igor" eyes!  He kept saying, "What? This is how I look!"
Nearly every picture Grant had “Igor” eyes! He kept saying, “What? This is how I look!”
Oops!  I think Daddy yelled "Toot!" in the background!!
Oops! I think Daddy yelled “Toot!” in the background!!
Doesn't every kid at 2 yrs. give the overly exaggerated "CHEESE!!!"?
Doesn’t every kid at 2 yrs. give the overly exaggerated “CHEESE!!!”?

All and all, we ended up with 1 great pic of each kid individually and a pretty decent group shot.  As I mentioned in a previous post, thank the Lord for Photoshop!  As is tradition with us, once again, one child’s head is cut out and superimposed onto the pic to make it just right!!  You’ll have to wait for the unveiling of the actual Christmas Letter to see the finished product!!

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  1. Such cute pictures! I helped my cousin Jenni take the Christmas pictures this weekend — she has 3 as well. I understand your frustration, her middle child (6) does the fakey, model smile; the oldest one (15) had squinty eyes that made her look high; and the baby (3) has attention span issues as would ANY 3 yr old! LOL

    Another cousin who also has 3 kids sent hers out this year and it was 3 individual pics LOL – so you can figure out what happened there!!!


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