Hard to believe, but Christmas card bloopers happen at our house! I normally only use the real nice photos, but today, I’m giving you all a look at some of the bloopers we had this year while trying to get a family Christmas photo.
My mom is pretty good at wrangling us all together and getting us into position for our group photos. Even little Madison has a great sit and stay and is pretty good at looking at the camera too. I hear, even some of the best models have their own issues, which makes me feel a bit better.
Amazingly, we took 22 photos for our card this year, four of them came out great. The scary thing is Madison and I were the biggest causes of trouble! Bailie was perfect in almost every shot! Sometimes the way she wanted to wear her beret covering one eye was not what the photographer wanted, but Bailie thought it was super cool. Teenagers!
A few of the challenges my photographer needs to overcome are:
- Getting three dogs to pose, stay, and look.
- Madison is a puppy with a short attention span.
- We are often times wearing hats or other clothing items.
- The weather – too hot, too cold, too windy.
Sometimes everything goes wrong in a shot and no one is even looking at the camera!
Since we are a pretty good team, be it one, two, or all three of us, it usually takes ten minutes or less for any of our photo shoots. We know what to do, and we know the sooner we do it, the sooner we are done.
Our photographer doesn’t take hundreds of photos either. Photos of the three of us mean more takes, but an average shoot with one or two means less takes. If we need on average eight photos, the photographer will take around forty and weed out the bad shots. When we first started, we did take hundreds, but the photographer and models have improved with practice.
Now you know, not every shot we take comes out perfect! Hope you enjoyed some of the best of our Christmas Card Bloopers 2016. Stay tuned for December 25, 2016 to see the photo we actually used for our card this year.
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