It ends like this…
But there is always quite a process to get to that end point. Of course, it’s never the last photo. It’s one somewhere in the middle of a hectic photoshoot that makes it on the yearly Christmas card.
Luckily for us, Hubby’s brother has delved into the world of professional-like photography (I add the -like because he’s not a professional by any means but he has the fancy lights, the fancy camera, and tries all the fancy techniques).
Unluckily for us, Buggy prefers to be on the side of the camera where you take pictures, not where you are in them. This photoshoot started at 6:30 and lasted until 7:10 (Buggy’s normal bath and bed time – I know we are crazy). The bottom string of lights on our tree went kapoot as my brother-in-law was setting everything up. Hence the seated shots in front of the tree, with presents blocking the other dark, unhappy spots on the tree.
Here’s a few scenes to truly enlighten those of you that have yet to try and take a family photo with a toddler.
Buggy got in on the photography action. I’d say most of the pictures taken (not the ones above) were by him. It was really cute, even if it drew out the process longer than necessary.
“Ready take pictures? Close you eyes. OK.”
He mostly snapped off blurry photos of the Christmas tree and me sitting in front of it (I’m 5 months pregnant, I didn’t move from my photo spot the entire time). But there were a few to consider for a frame… except that our heads were almost cut off.
Can’t wait until next year when there will be 2 kiddos to wrangle.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year friends!