Monday, December 5, 2011

Knopp Family Christmas Card

I never blogged about it, but my husband surprised me with the most amazing gift for Christmas last year... a new camera.  And not just any camera, but the Canon 60D that I had been drooling over for months and months!

For the past year, I have been working on taking better pictures with my new pride and joy.  Today, I put myself to the test.

I draped the opening between our living room and dining room with a cream coloured king sized sheet, and I draped another sheet across the floor of our dining room.  I then used over a hundred of our outdoor icicle lights to hang behind the draped sheet.  I had just created the backdrop for our Christmas cards!

I made a phone call to Newlands, where 90% of my bridal business is conducted, and asked if I could borrow a few of their Christmas props for an hour or so.  They gladly said yes!

So, I was ready to take some stunning pictures of my kids...  I just had to get them to cooperate with me!  Easier said than done when one wants to be a camera diva and the other wants to just crawl around with the camera.

After almost an hour of off-and-on shooting, we were done.  Here's a few of the shots that we decided NOT to use...

And here's the three pictures that our friends and family will be viewing on our Christmas card this year...

Happy Holidays Everyone!

1 comment:

Teri M said...

You got some wonderful shots there mom!! :)