Thursday, December 6, 2007

Christmas Photograph

I decided to attempt a Christmas card photograph yesterday. I hung a blanket on the wall that was lighted by indirect outdoor light (sunlight, only it was cloudy). Then I explained to Green Bean what I was going to do. He was already in a touchy mood as he always is when he wakes up from his nap, and he has grown to dislike being photographed (my own fault, for sure.) I insisted on his cooperation, and he melted into tears, when to my relief I saw My Hero's car pulling into the driveway. I'm not sure why I thought I'd be able to do it without him, actually. He talked to the boys and helped me get them in position, and then was the clown who made them smile and laugh over and over while I snapped pictures. Twice or three times I hit the on/off button instead of the snapshot button, and after almost each of My Hero's crazy antics Peanut Butter would stand up and try to go to him, but through teamwork and a little magic dust we got one or two good ones.











The one we settled on:

3 comments:

Nina said...

How cute! The ones that aren't "perfect" are just as precious in their own way.
I've done that before with the girls. The quality of my home portraits might not be as good as professional photographer's but I like them better.

bubandpie said...

What a sweet kitty! (Oh, and cute boys too!)

mrw said...

it's PERFECT! absolutely adorable! What beautiful grins - you know, years from now, this is how you will remember them: round checks, big grins, glowing eyes -adorable babies...all the rest, the tantrums, the grumpies, the endless "why?"s will all be forgotten...