Tuesday, December 8, 2009

So Snappy



Last year's Christmas card attempt #113.

If you are like me you will go to the ends of the world trying to get "THE" Christmas card picture. In my book, "THE" Christmas card picture does not have an unattainable criteria, unless you are trying to photograph 3 toddlers ages 6 and below. So, for you newer mamas that are wondering IF you can ever get your children to look at the camera, I will offer you Andi's photography 101.

1. Toddlers don't like cameras-some toddler divas might, but most despise getting their picture taken. HOWEVER, some far and few between toddlers DO indeed love the instant satisfaction of seeing the photo that they{you} worked so hard to get! SO, show them the picture. They probably won't like one of themselves like the one above.

2. Portable DVD players do in fact WORK! Have your husband hold it above your head with a favorite video playing, get a sweet, happy, zoned out photo, or when the movie gets funny; capture a full fledged belly laugh.

3. Be persistent. Don't stop ever. Even under fire. Snap woman, snap. Like your life depends on it. Start in July when vacationing at the beach-that MIGHT BE THE CARD. Keep on shooting in the fall-THAT MIGHT BE THE ONE. Don't panic, you CAN ALWAYS try for a few hours for one in their Christmas p.j.'s. Snap, I say, Snap.....................


I can not be held responsible for any exaggerating in this post. Christmas Card photo attempts have a tendency to wipe out any and all clear thinking- as if that even occurs in December.








5 comments:

J said...

ha, ha, ha! Just went through this at our house! :)

bevysblog said...

Your boys are so cute!

Take a look at my blog from a couple of days ago and you will see that it doesn't get any easier the older they get LOL! My boys are 10 and 8, and they still make it an adventure.

Blessings...

Tonja said...

cute post, my dear!

Anonymous said...

The "Christmas Photos" are soo!!! Good!! I love it!! You do a great job of caputuring the emotions tied with "THE CHRISTMAS CARD" shot. It does not get any better when the boys are ages 36,33, 29, then they just keep saying "NO,NO, NO". Mama Sue

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Poor fella. I remember your difficulty last year. Love your comments on this and not being held responsible. Cute idea of holding the video above your head.