The Xmas Photo Drama

WHY?

Oh why is it so hard to get one....

JUST ONE...

Nice family photo?

Once a year.

That's it, that's all I ask.

I don't think it's too much.

We live in the most gorgeous area in the world.

We go to the beach in 30 minutes and this is what we get...
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Mom it's freezing! (it was)

The wind is blowing my hair! (it did)

Why do we have to do this? (because we live in the most gorgeous place and I want a damn cute Christmas card!)

My oldest daughter, near tears.

It's too hard.
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This...faces too dark, not a natural pose, all I see is fingers.

This one, great, but so much sun on the eyes, the squinting. Son's hands in his pocket so they don't freeze up and fall off.
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We get our coats on, back in the car to warmth, give up and decide to try again at Thanksgiving.

Poor K, she's holding up great, but um...honey where are you looking??!
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Seriously, K has been doing so well, she just wanted to climb into my lap by this time....and HONEY, seriously, camera is OVER HERE!!
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For the love of all that is holy.

I give up.

Good thing I know a thing or two about Photoshop.

It's going to be a cut and paste Christmas!

6 supporters in group:

  1. Jennifer said...

    oh this is how my attempts go every year.. I started incorporating the ridiculousness in the card. One year, my oldest was in a santa hat and the youngest kept pulling it off of him.. I got a great shot of her smiling and reaching for the hat and him recoiling from her with a nasty face. It was the best one I got.. I printed it with the caption "Peace on Earth" and sent it to everyone. They loved it.

  2. Putting the FUN in DysFUNctional said...

    I feel your pain...I think 2 kids are doable, but once you get more than that, it's impossible to get a good photo!

  3. Christy said...

    In those last two ... your hubby totally looks like he's looking at your *ahem* ... yeah, there, lol!

  4. Sarah said...

    LOL. I'm reminded of those new commercials "To the cloud" A little photo-editing can fix most fails...

  5. SueMac said...

    I love that last one, though!

  6. Rose-Marie said...

    the beach pictures are really nice, I would never have guessed it was freezing and how hard it was to get these, it looks spontaneous!!

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