Tuesday, December 18, 2012

the yearly christmas card photo shoot

Every year there are things that you do without fail to share a bit of Christmassy cheer.  You might put up a tree...



Have a carousel ride at a christmas party...



Sit with a strange fella in a red suit to get a lolly...




One of the most fun times so far this advent season though, has been the attempt to capture the perfect portraits for the annual christmas card.  What a barrel of laughs.  This particular day LadyBug had chosen a very pretty dress to wear for the day, and LittleBee was also nicely dressed which was lovely.  A perfect opportunity to take photos, and seeing it was still early enough in the day, they had remained relatively clean so far.  So with a design in my head, I found the christmas hat, grabbed a little chair and waited for some christmas magic to begin.

LittleBee is 9 now, and has always been a poser, so it wasn't hard for her to stand in position, and smile this way, look that way etc.  Most of the photographic direction actually came from her.  But I wanted to capture her natural smile, so I just sat infront of her and laughed at her...





LadyBug needed a little training.  First not really liking the hat, unless LittleBee had it.  Then, with some coaching she pulled out some stellar looks...






But, the dilema came when I wanted them to be together....







In the end I snapped about 50 shots, just to get these two perfect ones for this years card.  My happy little Christmas Princesses, smiling their Christmas wishes to you all.


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