One of the things that Craig and I look forward to most about the holiday season is putting our Christmas card together. We’ve always loved choosing the photos for our card and have loved weeding through a stack of wonderful options to find the best shot.
We prepared Katie and Matthew for our photo shoot this past Saturday. We bathed them and dressed them in coordinating outfits. We scouted out the best locations for our photo shoot. We were ready to go.
But this year, we had a surprise in store for us and we really didn’t see it coming.
With two mobile children, we were lucky to capture three or four shots with Christmas card potential.
Matthew was squirmy.
Katie was incredibly impatient. She was hot. Hungry. Three.
I was controlling and crazy.
And Craig was desperately trying to capture the magic.
We had an extremely frustrating photo shoot and here’s a sampling of the gems that we captured and promptly rejected…
Ultimately, we were able to pick two perfect needles from this delightful haystack, but next year, Craig and I plan to do our photo shoot immediately after happy hour!
Photos of our final Christmas card to follow…