Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Pictures Blooper Reel

This year I was lazy. For our annual Christmas card I decided to use a couple of photos from the family session we had done in October. Easy peasy, minus deciding to rework the card design myself in Photoshop. But I felt bad. I have taken (or had someone else take) holiday photos of Evan since he was a baby. So when my friend Heidi asked me to take a couple of shots of Simon for their holiday card, I really had no excuse not to do it while I had the setup. I also wanted to try the twinkle light background that seems to be all the rage this year on pinterest and photo forums.

But the once easy-to-photograph, all smiles and adorable Simon is now a walker. No, he's a runner. And my house was just too tempting for a baby on a mission. Then Evan who is normally the most cooperative toddler ever when it comes to doing these set-ups for me decided to get in on the fun. Did I say fun? I meant collusion.

These are the outtakes from trying to corral a 13 month old, then a 3.5 year old for ONE picture.  Excuse the lazy processing - these are outtakes, I don't get fancy for outtakes.

I had no idea 13 month olds could snarl.


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Go on!



Yeah, I can't fix this in photoshop.



Or any of this.









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Of course. After 3.5 years, I get the newborn pose.



Despite an intense workout for me and Heidi that morning, the boys did allow a few seconds of cooperation and adorable cuteness to come through.

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Merry Christmas!  I'm going to go take a nap.

3 comments:

Heidi said...

That first keeper-shot of Evan - Mr. GQ!

Lord, that whole shoot was harder than I thought! Thank God you made lots of strong coffee. No bloopers of Simon and Evan interacting?

I really love my photos. You're awesome.

Eris1995 said...

haha. The ones of Even are hysterical!

Amber Ellen said...

Love these!! Perfect smiley photos are great, but the outtakes always tell the real funny story :D
Too cute!!