Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Photographing Three Two Year Olds

Thanks to a smokin' Black Friday weekend deal on photo cards, I was forced  highly motivated to get a Christmas Card worthy picture of my munchkins. I figured it wouldn't be that difficult... after all, I got some great shots at our two-year photo shoot! Turns out a lot can change in 3 months...

Saturday morning we dressed the boys in the sweaters I snagged on clearance last year at The Children's Place and we headed to a nearby park with my lovely new camera (which I'm still figuring out).


I had a vision for some cute shots but the boys were not cooperating. At all. Apparently two year olds have minds of their own and don't like to be "directed". Nick and I were trying all kinds of "fun" places to sit (that used to work long enough for me to get a couple of pictures!) but that didn't work at all...

(That's Chase in the middle with the nasty "owie" on his nose. Thanks to PhotoShop I was able to fix that in the final picture I chose!)

Jackson & Tyler

Chase, Jackson & Tyler

Jackson, Tyler & Chase

At one point they all headed for the bushes. Why, we don't know.

When two of them (Chase & Tyler) plopped down in the bushes Nick decided to stop trying to herd them out and instead take advantage by plopping Jackson down next to them!

Hmmm... A little too woodsy of a feel for my liking.

As a last resort we stopped at this bench on the way out of the park. Cute shots, but still not quite what I was looking for...

L-R: Tyler, Jackson, Chase

After I got home and looked through the hundreds of pictures I snapped I realized there was nothing I was super excited about, so I went to Plan B. Plan B went pretty well and when combined with a picture from Plan A we had a winner of a Christmas Card! Now you'll all have to come back next week to see what it looks like (I want those on our mailing list to see it first, thus the delay in posting it here)!

Props to all of you professional photographers who have figured out how to get multiple two year olds to all sit or stand in the same place at the same time!


Brenda said...

Drew had that same sweater - also picked up on clearance at TCP last year LOL. GREAT SHOTS, can't wait to see the final outcome :)

Jennifer said...

like herding cats. LOL
Great pictures though!

Tiffany said...

I feel your pain! We tried to get the boys pictures taken last year at the department store portrait place. Not only did we leave without any pictures (at all) that were buy worthy, we temporarily lost a boy that ducked out of the room while we were focused on his brothers! I'm excited to see what you finally got!

Nicolasa said...

Aw! Well at least you got to play around with your new camera! They look so cute!

The Lane Family said...

I SOOO understand. I decided to go for a collage for our Christmas cards this year that way we have a little of everyone looking happy :)

There are some really fun pictures here I really like their sweaters!!

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