Both the dog and the toddler NEVER EVER EVER EVER SIT STILL EVER.
Right. So I set the scene underneath the Christmas tree (one skein available btw then it’s gone for-eve-er) of the kid reading a nice Christmas story to her dog:
It took me about 3 photographs to realize that there was no way I was going to be able to do this without a flash.
No way. And I really hate how flash photographs look. (does anyone know of any good bounce flash attachments/options that aren’t a million dollars?) Unfortunately by the time I realized this they were pretty done with this experiment:
|What are you talking about? I’ll sit still as long as you keep the treats coming!|
|Well maybe not...|
|Toddler: MMMMMMM. Dog: Wait. What's that I smell?|
|Toddler: MMMMMMMMM Dog: Is that CHOCOLATE?!|
|Toddler: MMMMMM Dog: She gets chocolate and I get dry milkbones?! Yeah I'm done with this crap.|
|Toddler: It's ok, Doggie. I'll give you a hug. Dog: We're so done here.|
Before completely pissing her off:
|Leave. Me. Alone.|
So I gave up and broke out some photoshop...
|Mommy, photoshop can’t fix crazy expressions and blurry photographs.|
So this year’s card is …. well..... it works. It’s not as perfectly adorable as last year but it works. And blurry crazy constantly in motion is kindof our life right now so I suppose it’s at least accurate. I’ll post the actual card sometime this week once everyone receives them in person!