November 13, 2010

41 days till Christmas

As I'm typing this post it's almost 40 days left till Christmas!

(for some reason it feels a lot more than 40 days)

I still haven't make anything Christmas except cards.
I promise as soon as I get going with my Christmas projects I will post them on my blog!!!

Just a little experience I had earlier today that gave me an "A-ha moment"and I thought I should share it with my readers.

But lets back up to Friday...

This is how the conversation goes with my sugar daddy.

Me: Hey hun you know we need to get our family pictures done?
SD: Oh yeah!
Me: When can you do it? (he is crazy busy with school and work)
SD: Umm let me check my calendar (I can hear him clicking away on his iCal.)
I can't do it next Saturday, or Saturday after that, or the Saturday after that one either. The ONLY Saturday I can do it is this Saturday (meaning today!)
Me: OK!

Off I went ... I knew just the right person I had in mind! My cousin! She loves taking pictures and I know she would do anything to get her hands on my DSLR camera that sugar daddy bought me. After leaving her a voicemail she finally called me back and informed me that she was in California. Greaaaaaaaaaaat! Now what?!

I'm determined we are going to make this work. I'm not about to go pay someone to take our pictures for a gazillion dollars for 5 pictures. A-Ha! I do have the remote.

"Let's just do it honey!"

(This picture makes me feel so happy... family who plays together stays together)

For those of you who do not have "fancy" camera or remote. You have a lil' cool feature on your camera called "self-timer." Go for it and have fun! It's boring to have everyone looking at the camera and say "cheese" anyway. Candid shots are the best!

The other tips I have for you is that when you are dealing with your lil' Santa's helpers you'll need to keep them occupied. As you can see in the picture there's nothing but trees and dirt. We brought props to keep Mister Z happy. We know he likes his bike and balloons. You know your kids best, it doesn't have to be anything fancy.

One last tip I have for you is to add digital brushes using Photoshop. If you don't have Photoshop do not panic. You can use stamps! Make sure to use Staz-on ink!

Now go for it and give it a try. Don't forget to put the camera on a tri-pod or something sturdy; i.e. table. Have fun and please send me some shots!


Jen said...

super cute.... :)

Mel said...

Thanks for the tips, your photo is sweet.

Wende said...

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julie1551 said...

Cute husband, cute Z & you're gorgeous. Love the background. Well done my friend