Friday, December 13, 2013

Creating Traditions Through Christmas Photos

Yesterday I shared our Christmas Photos of the past.  Ever since My Farmer and I got married, we have taken a self-timer photo, in the same spot on our farm, after the first snowfall of December, every year.  It has become one of our Christmas traditions and this year is no different, except that we are now living on our new farm and needed to find a new spot to take our photo.  And I do have to say, I am very proud of My Farmer, he chose the spot for our photo.

Now before the big reveal, I thought I'd share some bloopers beforehand.  And actually we took photos on two different days this year (the first time that has ever had to happen) because after looking at the first day's photos more closely once we warmed up from the -1 temperature outside, I decided that there wasn't even one decent one we could use.  So we went out a couple days later when in had warmed up to 4 degrees outside...  I hope you enjoy!

If only my eyes were open and
if MP wasn't looking straight down...
Hey Bailey, the camera is over here...
Hey Dad, no one is smiling because of your smile and
Bailey, cut that out, we're taking a photo...
And here is our Christmas photo for 2013.  The best photo of a baby girl who doesn't understand to look at an unmanned camera, of a toddler boy who doesn't like to smile for photos when he is cold, of a Dad who makes funny faces to try to make his kids smile, of a Mom who seems to have a hard time opening her eyes, and of a dog who'd rather be hunting than being on a sit stay for a photo:

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
It might not be perfect, or the best photo we've taken, but hey, it is too cold for a third photo shoot...


  1. Hey if it's that cold, we'll take what we can get! The pictures looks great anyways :) Our dogs are the same way-one of them hates having his picture taken, so most of them end up looking like Bailey!

    1. Thanks Nicole! The more dogs and kids you add to a photo - the more uncertainty you have on what the finished product is going to look like ;)

  2. Lol! Cute pictures. Our photos shoots always involve tears from someone. Oh well... just hard to try to get 6 people to be happy at the same time. And our dog just ran off - totally hit the road when the camera came out. That's a great pyrenees for ya. Thanks for sharing! ;-)

    1. Getting a photo of that many people, plus a dog, can be tricky. Hopefully your next photo shoot won't have any tears!

  3. Your photos look wonderful! You have a beautiful family.

  4. Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

    Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
    By the way, I'm clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-store. Nice to know you.


  5. What a beautiful family! Love your tradition of a family picture on the first snow fall. No traditions when it comes to pictures here, but I think that needs to change. Merry Christmas! LL

  6. Val,
    I love the idea of your picture taking tradition. I think it's important to have a balance between the traditions your grew up with and making your own family traditions.

    Keep the "out-takes" on file, your kids will love them in another 15 years!

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