Sunday, November 30, 2008

Most Wonderful Time of the Year?


It's that time of the year again: when I make my family crazy in my attempt for the perfect Christmas card photo. I prefer setting up shop at home as opposed to a studio for various reasons. Control being the biggest. I try not to obsess, although James and the kids might have a slightly different opinion. It's just that there is so much potential in a photo shoot. Things started out promising today. I washed and styled the girls' hair while James got Isaiah dressed. I even kept it simple--no socks, no shoes, no problem. But by the time I got them all in position, Isaiah decided to go all Cujo on Savannah--like in one of those "When Good Pets Go Bad" episodes. So I had to rearrange the lineup which put Savannah and Mariah directly next to each other. I might as well have asked them to kiss each other square on the lips. It was all downhill from there. I did manage to get a few decent shots---including one with all 3 of them smiling. It is a definite contender for the coveted Christmas card spot.

Unless, of course, no one objects to a "Retake Day"...

5 comments:

Christy said...

HAHAHA!!! I laugh b/c I will be going through the same agony as soon as I find the energy to steam my white backdrop. The kids have matching PJs and sleep hats for the picture. Will they wear them and pose nicely? Unlikely if last year's attempt in the same outfits is any indication.

Can't wait to see your final shot with Cujo and the girls!

Sharon said...

I can hardly wait, Christy!

Nicky said...

Awww, but what a beautiful family. I agree though it is sooo difficult to get a good picture with 3 kids. Good luck hun.

Nicky

Mommyof2boys said...

What a cute picture Sharon !! I know your card will be adorable !

Cajun Mama said...

I can't get over how much the girls have grown!! They are beautiful!
I hope re-take day goes better!