Sunday, December 20, 2009

Outtakes

Christmas present time is sneaking up on me, so I borrowed my sister-in-law's camera and took my kiddos out on a photo shoot expedition. I take their portrait every year to hang in my hallway "gallery" and I haven't done it yet this year!
It was cold and windy and my poor children were underdressed - for the sake of continuity. All the pictures in my hall have Andrew in a white tee shirt and Emma in a simple dress. Sweatshirts? No.
They were troopers, but in between takes, they looked just like this:


The light was only sort of good. The kids were freezing. I was feeling, frankly, uninspired. Here are some of the cute outtakes:


















There was only one shot that I really loved enough to retouch and gussy up a bit. But of course, it's a Christmas present for who live far away and miss these two faces, so I'll show it to you post-Christmas, along with a parade of all the other wonderful gifts that I've made and put my heart into.

8 comments:

claibornes corner said...

Of course, I love all the pictures - my favorite - Emma's head on Andrew's shoulder and close up - the lighting is wonderful and I also Love love love her dress!

Julianna said...

They are both cute and SO MUCH BIGGER than I remember!

Amy said...

I really love all of those photos. Of course I understand that if they don't match up with what's in your head you'd be disappointed.

I love the one of Emma's head on Andrew's shoulder and the one of Emma looking adoringly at Andrew. Oh and the one of them looking at whatever it is they're looking at. You've got some beautiful kiddos there missy.

mindy said...

the one with emma's head on drew's shoulder makes my heart melt!

frabjouspoet said...

I love those boots!

Jessica said...

Christy, your kids are SO cute. There's this feeling I get when I look at Thrasher and just want to squeeze him because he's so cute...yeah, I get that same feeling looking at these pictures :) LOVE Emma's dress!

Mary said...

Love these. Thanks for sharing your perfectly wonderful usable pictures you aren't using.

Christy said...

Well, Mary, you're right. The truth is, I'm being nit-picky about my own work :)