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Monday, November 7, 2011

capturing a christmas card photo.

do you have any tips or tricks??
i sure would love to pick your brain.
or better yet, could you come take my wild bunch's photo??

i went to the school today to watch jake's class picture being taken.
how on earth does one photographer get 31 children and two adults to smile? at the same time?
please tell me!
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{purposefully blurred, with the exception of jake's head, to protect the identity of many children}

i only have four children and can not, for the life of me, get them to smile all at the same time.
{i was going to show you a couple examples...
they're no good.
instead, i'll show you the best i get of all four in one shot.}
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i don't attempt pictures of all four of them often.
it's scary.
this is my most recent successful attempt...
it turned out ok...
not christmas card worthy.
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this is it, y'all.

i need help.
please send me tips.
tricks.
a professional.
something.

2 comments:

Kris said...

JCPenney is having a good portrait sale. That's the best advice I have. :) This will be our first professionally taken family picture. Hopefully it will turn out well.

Ashley said...

I wish I knew!!! I need help with just three. I was thinking of taking individual shots and using them, but you still need a good group photo! At least one!!!
Have you tried using send out cards to do your Christmas cards? That's what I use... no licking, stuffing, or stamping!!! Simple for us busy moms.