Now that Christmas is offically over I wanted to share some of my most very favorite photos from our Christmas card shoot.
Now this shoot definitely didn't go as planned as most of them do when I actually take the time to hire a professional photographer and set my tripod aside. My boys have extreme stranger danger and I mean extreme. I should have known to stick to my tripod since thats always when I know I can get photos that will work. I was so amazed when Roxana sent me my photos and that she was actually able to snap a few good ones from how badly behaved my boys were. I really tried every tip in the book for our phoot prep. Naps, full bellies, prepping them for what was to come, having a friend come along to play "clown" and it still didn't work. I had a big vision for these cards and our baby announcement with trees ranging from big to small with a really tiny one and each of us standing by our own tree. That photo didn't go as planned since the boys were being a little rambunctious and a whole lot of sad/scared. To add to the mania it suddenly turned extremely cold. I definitely wouldn't say the shoot was a bust even though what I have imagined didn't go as planned because I recieved some of my most favorite photos of all time!
I think it will be awhile before we do another family shoot with a professional photographer at least until my boys are a little more open to strangers that is. Until then my tripod will do but I will cherish this pictures forever.
Also a HUGE thanks for Petersen Family Farms in Riverton for allowing us into your space and for helping us set up the trees.