Thursday, December 15, 2011

From our family


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From our family to yours, we wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and want to share a few pictures from our little Christmas card photoshoot!  I'd spent the weeks prior to Thanksgiving (as well as some after) taking pictures for other families, but hadn't quite figured out what I wanted to do for our own cards this year!  Isn't that how it works being a photographer? Thankfully, we planned to take a few pictures after Thanksgiving out by where my parents live.  The weather turned out to be quite dreamy with overcast skies and a bit of haze lingering.  I thought it was perfect for some pictures in a pecan orchard. Egan, in typical two year old fashion, didn't care much for taking pictures, but with the help of some gummy candies, a silly grandad, and a camera wielding nana, we prevailed.

I'll share quite a few of the pictures from our photoshoot mostly for the benefit of our extended family, but feel free to take a look if you'd like!

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Not at all sure what he's doing here, but something was sure funny!

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We took a few final pictures out on the runway.  Yes, an actual airplane runway.  It isn't fully functional yet, but Egan was in little boy heaven being turned loose on one!

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We had a fun morning, but I'm quite glad I typically get to be on the other side of the lens. It is always great though to have the excuse of a Christmas card to take a family picture.

Now, for a few out takes…  I would hate for anyone to think I have the perfect child in photographs.  He may be the most challenging of all the kids I work with!  Here, he's putting antlers on daddy.  Because… why wouldn't you want antlers on your head in a Christmas card picture?

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And here… he was just done. Done smiling, looking at the camera and having fun… done.  Thankfully, we were able to "turn that frown upside down" with some gummy Lightening McQueen candy.  A little sugar goes a long way, and I'm never above bribing to get a good photo… ha!

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Merry Christmas!

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