Thursday, December 20, 2012

...the before the perfect Holiday Photo

The good. The bad. The ugly. Tell me your family has these too?!

Every year my husband begs for a professional phtographer to do our Christmas pictures and every year I'm like, "No, I got this!" such the optomist.

So every year we go through this....

It's a beautiful thing. Two a@@es, two handsome smiles, and too much space for a toddler to run free.

But trapping toddlers is never a good idea either.  Damn't.


And limiting a family of 4 to a 10 second window isn't recommended either. Although, I try every year.


and no, we are not singing carols.

And, just when you think you may have captured the perfect picture for your Holiday Cards...you later realize it was out of focus and of no real quality. Shiitake!!


It could have been much worse. I could have forced everyone into cheesy, matching outfits expecting us to fit perfectly around the base of a tree in some awkward pose. Or I could have demanded we all buy Christmas themed pajama's and sit together wrapped in Christmas lights, which would have undoubtedly sent our youngest into an almighty fit. I don't know how those families pull it off. Instead, I carried my camera with us throughout the day (abused my timer switch) as we waited over 3 hours to see Santa...more on that later.


So, yes dear hubby, next year we will do professional pictures.
Meanwhile this gem will do for Christmas 2012.




Happy Holidays to all my Blogging Buddies!


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18 comments:

Laura said...

family photos are such an 'amazing' experience in the most funny way ever. My hubby gives me this huge sigh every time I speak the words "family photo" like hello, what's the big deal?! and now with a baby.. it's even more fun. Your pictures are adorable. You and your boys are the most lovely family ever! They are a bunch of lucky boys having YOU to love and care for them. I love seeing ALL of these.. The good.. the bad.. the ugly (except ya right, no ugly in your family!) Great picture! I think I am going to second you on the professional photographer for next year as well :) Merry Christmas dear friend!

Lindsay @ Pursuit of Pink said...

Those pics are so funny and the final product looks great! You look beautiful as always!

SimplyCallMeSylvia said...

lol your youngest looks so happy! Hes probably thinking, "This better be the last one, or else!"

Kimberley Tobin said...

Visiting from the Aloha Friday hop :) You guys will look back on these for years to come and have a great laugh haha!!

Anestazia said...

I'm a new follower from Aloha Friday and I'm really excited to see what all you have to post! I have a Friday hop called Freakin' Friday. I'd love for you to join! http://yourworkistodiscoveryourworld.blogspot.com/2012/12/freakin-friday-no-14.html

Anestazia

Julie said...

Too funny. I look forward to your Christmas cards every year.

Kate @ Daffodils said...

haha I just posted all my out takes yesterday. It is tough! But your last one is beautiful. Merry Christmas!

Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said...

ha! I'll have to check them out! Love that you posted them too!!

Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said...

He's definitely the boss! Altho, I got the feeling of 3 of them were thinking it better be the last one or else, haha!

Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said...

Thanks Lindsay! These pics still crack me up and will for years to come!

Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said...

Laura! You are too sweet!!!Good to hear from you :)
My boys (hubby included) know how much I love to take pictures and capture all the fun but I swear when they see me with the camera their instinct is to run the other way! Maybe hubby's on to something tho, a pro photographer could be fun and good change for us?!
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, warm chai tea and fuzzy blankets to you and your family...and HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY to the little man!!

Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said...

You are so right :) And we'll probably laugh even harder as years go by!

Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said...

hey, at least I didn't make Landon do the reindeer fingerprints this year!
Your cards in the mail...just a little behind schedule this year! opps!

Montana said...

Love these pics! Super cute and the ones like these are the ones that you really remember!

wHiT | Black Little Button blog said...

awe love the photos. lol.
-wHiT

Emily said...

We had a bunch of outtakes too! I think you got a good one though.

Kelly said...

Haha cute outtakes :) Your photo turned out great though and I love your boots!

kendra kay said...

very cute!
its so hard to get good family photos- i finally just did awkward family photos this year. we had a great time just being silly and i didnt have to worry about everyone taking a good pic. it worked out-haha.
im a new follower to you form the social hop- come over and visit me too when ya can -www.kendrakaypahukoa.blogspot.com

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