Last year Mr Hubby and I did a couple of mini photo shoots with Baby at home in order to get a picture for our Christmas card. Cheesy as it may be to some, I think this is a ‘must do’ when you have kids and anyway the relatives love them.
So last year, yeah last year Baby couldn’t walk…. Things were so much easier last year!
Fast forward 12 months to now, the present day, Mr Hubby at work and Baby and I on our own with a camera. I think it would be safe to say it didn’t go quite to plan…. Baby went rogue!
So learn from my mistakes my friends. You are armed with your camera, a snowy back drop and some decorations you found that should add a festive touch. Now here’s what to do;
1. Do not ask your child to smile.
2. Do not let your child get distracted by a book
3. Do not ask your child a question
4. Do not ask for the Christmas lights back
5. Do not let your child hypnotise itself with the Christmas lights.
6. Do not ask your child to look up
7. Do not let your child lose focus
8. Do not ask your child to pose nicely with a star
9. Do not let your child leave…..
10. Do not ask your child to wear a Santa hat.
11. Do not ask you child to look at the camera.
12. Do not encourage your child to be a Christmas Tree.
13. Do not let your child ignore you
14. Do not let your child hide in the ‘fake snow’
15. Do not let your child improvise with making their own sleigh
If you follow all these tips you should end up with a picture that turns out a lot better than ours!
The lovely people at printed.com have kindly offered to make our Christmas cards. They print various products from Instagram prints, Greeting cards, to Invitations and Giclée Fine Art Prints. So safe to say our photo shoot didn’t go to plan at all, even though we tried three times. In order to get something that was worth printing, I called in the PicMonkey big guns and created a little design that I actually really like.
I can’t wait to see the finished version when the guys at printed.com have done their thing.