The part that needs to be enjoyed and savored from the attempt of taking Christmas card photos experience, is the outtakes. What I love about the ones that I included here is Ben's increasingly patient but aggravated digression of tolerance with Olivia as she makes the whole task a tad bit impossible. Olivia was not cooperating at all. I took over 160 pictures and think that maybe I got one decent one of the 3 children and I say decent, not great and not even really good. Of course I reach the point of throwing in the towel and calling it done. It is what it is. I will probably take the decent picture and insert it into a premade Walgreen's design, have them printed and move on with the season. There was a time I made my own Christmas cards. I laugh at that now and think I shall never have the time to do that again. Maybe someday, I will. I miss the creativity of it...but more so, at this moment , I just like to keep things simple...and as we can see the photo session with 3 children is a challenge enough. I might attempt one more photo session before I give in to the powers beyond me...I might not. You finally get a decent pose out of the baby and one or two of the other children were not smiling or paying attention. I might as well throw the dog in the photo too and go for broke. I know I can take all their pics separately, but really truly just once in a grand while, I have a dream. It would be nice to see them all in the same photo, wearing decent clothing, with no food on their face, no garbage in the background...happy , clean, ...kids just hugging each other in perfect world. Maybe, next year.
Misc. Musings & Moments of family life, creative projects...and other grand stuff.
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