Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Making of a Christmas Card

During the Thanksgiving break, I took the opportunity to attempt a photo for our Christmas card.  I thought it was the least Sir Charles could do to pose for us.  I mean, what with all of his comforter destruction as of late.  

I think he is modeling his, "rasta-man", look here. 


To say it was a struggle to keep his attention is a supreme understatement. 

Secret Agent Man was behind me with doggie bacon....to no avail. 

It's possible he was getting a bit tired of our antics at this point. 


But, we did manage to get a few good photos out of the bunch.  

Seriously, I think he loved wearing the scarf. 

43 comments:

  1. the hat & scarf are to cute. what a perfect christmas card. not sure how you will pick the one? so sweet. (:

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  2. made me laugh! and the other dogs get ignored?

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  3. texwisgirl - The other dogs don't get ignored. We usually try to get a couple in the photo each year. We have not ever really been successful in getting all of them to sit for a photo!

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  4. If Baron sees me he isn't going to sit still for a photo...I agree "rasta-man" certainly seems to be comfy in that scarf...and I love the look he's giving you and hubby in the first shot. Great photos!

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  5. Love these! Left me with a smile. This is absolutely my favorite time of the year. (Hugs)Indigo

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  6. Ahhh...the challenge of taking a Christmas card picture. You did well, though!

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  7. I like the idea of the trouble with a pose together...

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  8. How to choose, eh? Lovely shots and I'm particularly liking the first one and the last one.

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  9. Lovely photo, thats just about how many times it now takes mom to get a photo of both of us together lol.
    Might get Tess to put some out takes on her blog spot.

    Thanks for the Birthday wishes it means alot to me, sorry I have not paid you a visit in a while, we just have so much going on :(
    Have a good week
    See Yea George xxx

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  10. I like it.... and it looks a lot simpler to do that my "required" annual: the dreaded Christmas letter. Oh well.

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  11. aww that is so sweet....I'm gonna try to get all our furbabies together for a photo...we will see..

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  12. All animated photographs but I think the scarf takes the prize. But, Rasta dog had a fun look in his eyes; Oh, the kids are cute too

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  13. Great photos! You didn't ask, but I'm voting for the last shot.

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  14. Beverly - I did use the last shot and actually made a collage card using some of the funny shots mixed in.

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  15. He is too cute for words! As are these photos!!

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  16. I love the one where he's kissing your daughter.

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  17. Sir Charles looks like he's really for a nap in the last shot.

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  18. How joyful your life seems to be. Impressive. Please have you all a good week ahead.

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  19. Hi Farmchick, Add my vote for the last one ... it's perfect! : - )

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  20. And I thought two year-olds were difficult to photograph! Love the last one -- perfect. :)

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  21. I love the character and fun in all the pictures. I think I'm sending a New Year's card at this rate but maybe I'll still get one pulled together in December :). My not so asked for but I'll jump on the band wagon is for the last capture!

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  22. I would go with the first shot! They are all great.

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  23. What a sweet card this will be, and only the readers of your blog will know how many "takes" it took to get perfection :)!

    I love the photo of your house that you shown in your header today. It looks so warm and inviting!

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  24. Oh, they are all cute. ha. He really looks like he's posing in that first photo! :)

    your kids are adorable, btw...

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  25. The last one was my favorite. I really loved the red from the barn as a backdrop. Our barns are not painted so I wouldn't be able to get the same effect. I need to get started on mine, though. Have a great week back at school.

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  26. The camera loves him... eventually. Looks like it'll be a great card.

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  27. In the first image, he definitely is giving you a look that probably goes like this: "How could you do this to ME!!!??!!!"

    I am a fan of the last one.

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  28. LOL - these are all great shots ! Just as with small children I think the only way to get those 'perfectly posed' shots is to keep shooting so there's lots to choose from. But I always like the candid ones over those 'perfect' ones anyway !

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  29. It is a brave and intrepid photographer that endeavors to capture the essence of children and dogs.. and it was fun to see the ones you took and then... the last one.. was the "money shot". Love it!!

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  30. Somehow, it seems the making of the photo usually ends up being more fun and memorable than the actual one keeper. (Btw, the scarf is quite stylish.)

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  31. It is the VERY LEAST he could do for you after the comforter incident! :)
    Cute photos!

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  32. What great pictures! I think they're all keepers. You might have to do a collage!
    We tried doing a photo with our dogs one year and we took the pics at night outside. The dogs eyes soaked in all the flash and they looked like the devil dogs they are...

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  33. Great shots. We tried our Christmas card photo posing yesterday and still need to edit them to see if we choose one.

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  34. what a precious crew....too cute!

    i hope your turkey day was filled with family and love ♡

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  35. Good job.....
    Which one did you choose? Last one?

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  36. That dog is so cute! The last two photos are great..my favorite is the second to the last with your Charles 'smiling'!

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  37. :))
    The rasta man look is so good!

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  38. I think he was down with the scarf too! But I am quite partial to the first one with him cutting his eyes at ya! hahah

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  39. I love the photos! Think maybe the last one is my favorite.

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  40. Great pics of the kiddos! Any would make a perfect Christmas card! Merry Christmas my "small town" friend!

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  41. Great shots that depict the attention span. You've got a couple of card contenders here. Here in the UK, there is a TV media phrase ... "never work with children or animals" !!

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