A Feeble Attempt

Christmas cards.

I have such a love/hate relationship with them. I hate them until we finally get ours mailed. So I currently hate them. I’ve been meaning to have my sister take our family pictures, or just take a few snapshots of the girls when I get a minute, but the good light is only available when everyone is at school and work. The past few Saturdays have completely escaped me, so this past Sunday I tried to hurry and take a few before church.

Taking pictures of four girls is like herding cats. The big girls who should know to look at the camera and smile, DON’T. Olive was mad that we took her away from whatever it was that she was playing with (the iPad, probably). And Clara would only stay sitting if I gave her lip gloss to hold, which she held up in front of her face most of the time because she was trying to put it on. As if that wasn’t bad enough, I didn’t realize that my depth of field was too shallow, so Clara is out of focus in ALL of these. Needless to say, there was a lot of yelling that took place to “look at the camera!, put your hand down, stop making that face,” etc. It probably wasn’t the best thing to do right before going to church.

Anyway, here are some outtakes. But actually, I LOVE them.

I love the real interaction.

I told the girls to stick their tongues out, which Clara didn’t understand at first.

But after observing her sisters, she knew what to do.

I just wish they were in focus. Lucky for us, we get to do it again! (insert enthusiastic emoticon here)

  1. Katrina

    I’m hating Christmas cards this year.

    But what I really came here to say is that your girls are gorgeous.

  2. Melissa

    Just got mine mailed today. Yay! These pictures are too cute, I love your family!!

  3. Lisa F

    I loved your Christmas card and love these outtakes! So cute.

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