Should be easy, right?
So I set up my whole ghetto lightbox that I usually use for photographing yarn (did a big shop update today, btw), put the baby in something holiday and adorable and figured we’d be done in no time.
Uh huh. Almost 9 month olds are a lot wigglier then yarn.
My first mistake was to put her in shoes she’d never seen before.
Hmmm what are those?
I wonder if I could put them in my mouth.
They are so awesome.
I understand that you are telling me not to do this but I really don’t care.
So then I tried leaning her back like a tiny baby for just a head shot.
Why would you do that to me! I was playing with the shoes!
Yeah that was a FAIL.
Not cool, mommy. Hey what’s this.
Ooooh this is fun to play with!
Mmmmmm… I’m going to tear apart your set now.
Look at those things!
Finally I brought in the big guns. I called Dexter into the room.
Hey it’s my doggie!
I go get him now.
Well, shit. So then I tried making her do some “So Big’s” thinking it would get her focused on me and I’d grab a shot inbetween the flailing arms.
I said Soooo Big!
Well from there she got into the posing and made me wonder if perhaps we had watched a bit too many ANTM marathons in those early, sleep deprived weeks.
Am I Smizing?
Benny Ninja taught me this pose himself.
The whole operation wasn’t a total failure, though.
Sure about that, Mommy?
I did manage to get some cute shots where she didn’t look like a crazy baby.
I’m not crazy baby.
Not crazy at all.
I’m not going to post the final Christmas card shot just yet since that would spoil the surprise. But I will tell you that it’s even cuter than this one:
How can it be cuter? This is pretty stinking cute.