Sunday, December 18, 2011

It wouldn't be the same without them.

We have a long standing tradition of the taking of the Christmas photo. This is the photo I'd love to have done before 7 days till Christmas, maybe I'd like to be one of those people that sends out Christmas photo cards. But to get all the people in the same room while it's still light out is impossible. So here we are a week before the big day.
 Sally's pretty good about the whole picture taking thing, she knows camera+mom=treats. She helped get the settings done. But then factor in the big dog, the fact I just had to use my 50mm f/1.4 lens, and my walls are dark blue, and all hell breaks loose.
This year, the dogs opted for jester type neck wear. They said reindeer antlers hurt their heads. They thought the looking up and to the side pose was a good one, they are contemplating what goodies they will get for Christmas.
 These to on the other hand, wouldn't sit close to each other, hence the slightly out of focus boy. Neither would look at the camera at the same time, or smile, or open their eyes. So many things wrong. But...this is the tradition, Christmas photos at our house are goofy, full of laughs, and if I learned anything in the last 2 years, it's "Expectations reduce joy!"
The girl had all her hair cut off this week, about 3 inches. Super cute, when she combs it.
These two...Even Linus has to admit, as much as he would love to be a lap dog, he's just not so sure there's a lap big enough for him. I love how all his paws are up in the frame.
There are a few photos of me but they are pretty nasty.


Rae | Family Photographer said...

Hope you had a wonderful Xmas! It seemed to come and go so quickly...but I think I say that every yr. Love the photos you shared.

Pound said...

Your pics came out awesome!!! I wish I had the 1.4 but mine is a f1.8. Are those your 2 sons? They're so handsome!!! And love your dogs. Oh I think that 5 yr journal is the one I have. It's blue. I haven't filled it out since... Pretty sure august. :( it's only ONE line a day and I can't do that. Better luck to you. Maybe that should be 2012 goal!

Sue said...

I always love your photos of Sally and Linus. They are always so nice. I noticed your blog name is gone.

Pound said...

uhhh, omg i'm sorry!!!! don't tell her that some random internet moron thought she was a boy. i want oli to grow his hair like that actually but evan says no. so in my mind it's boy hair. :P
also i just read that you fell. when i was recovering i stepped on something and fell, and i was bedridden for 2 wks cuz i fell on my hip too. :( be careful!