While shooting our family Christmas card photo, I also took some time to shoot portraits of the kiddos. In a somewhat odd twist, this was really my first concerted effort to shoot portraits of my own kids. I’ve done this for other people, families, and friend’s kids…so a little odd that it’s the first time I’ve really done it for my own kids. Anyway, first up is Carson…I’ll get to Olivia in another post.
My Christmas Card Outtakes post from a few weeks ago talked about the joys of shooting a family portrait for our Christmas card, and showed a few of the more comical outtakes I captured that day. As promised, this is the family portrait that we ended up using on our Christmas card.
Shooting our annual Christmas card photo always seems to stress me out. I don’t know why…I can shoot portraits for other people without a problem, but I stress about shooting stuff for myself. Due to the nice weather we had in late-November and early-December, we decided to do an outdoor family portrait for our Christmas card.
Am I the only one that find the idea of human-sized rabbits, that lay colored eggs and break into your house to leave chocolate and other goodies? At least my son agrees with me and thinks so…granted, he’s 2-years old. While he was non-interested (and by non-interested I mean scared to death) of the Easter Bunny again this year, he was VERY interested in dying Easter eggs. He even understood the concept this time around, unlike last year when he wanted to smash the eggs and drink that nasty water, vinegar and egg dye concoction.
Regardless, it was a lot of fun watching him have fun dying Easter eggs. Below a slideshow of my Easter 2011 Flickr Set. As always, if you are a friends or family contact on Flickr, you will see more photos from the set. Enjoy!
We had a nice family day in the city, on what turned out to a pretty nice mid-March day. The temperature outside struggled to get out of the mid-40’s, and there was bit of a breeze blowing in off Lake Michigan, but being outside in the sun was nice…and the sun definitely made it feel warmer than the mid-40’s.