November 14, 2011  —  Written by Julia 

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We have found another thing we probably shouldn’t attempt to DIY: Our family Christmas photo.  We took over 70 pictures with the self-timer on our camera against a wall in our home and only one we were all clear and looking at the camera.  One. Unfortunately, that one also left a lot to be desired.  I quickly sent a copy via e-mail to my photographer sister, Andi (who is also a photoshop master), down in Mexico to see if she could rescue our one shot.  There was more wrong with the photo than I thought.:

We tried self timer for our christmas card picture. Disaster! Lol. Greta looks possessed. My hair is over my forehead. Is this picture rescue-able? Maybe there is a way you can replace greta’s mouth/face with a smile from a different picture????

Merry Christmas???
Just take another picture, lol. I can’t take an expression of another picture and put it on this one, especially if her head is in a different position here, more laid back. Also with a self timer, Greta is always going to look clueless, because I’m guessing a light is blinking? Is that what she’s transfixed on. Instead of rushing it, I would ask someone else to take it for you, maybe Chris’ brother, even with your camera, and have another entertaining Greta. And I don’t mean to be beating a dead horse, but your clothes are clashing…. Ok, I’m done. Sorry. lol
Wish I could photograph it for you! –Andi”

We do, too, Andi! If you haven’t checked out her stellar magazine-ready photography–you can here.
In the meantime, I need a fashion blogger to style our shoot, a photographer, and a Greta-entertainer, stat!

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  1. Great idea! I think candid is gonna be the way to go for us. Thanks, Allison!

  2. Allison says:

    How about trying a candid shot while you’re all baking or something? Or have the adults look on while the little one is coloring or something?

  3. meaganbriggs3 says:

    AND your clothes are clashing!!! LOL loooovvvveee sisters! Dang it Andi can’t you come to FLorida and take our Christmas pictures too??? I think the picture is great except ya Greta does look a tad bit possessed, but I think you and Chris look fab!

  4. Natasha says:

    you totally can switch out smiles and photoshop your hair…I’ve done that many times with family pictures I’ve taken for people…and they don’t even know ;)

  5. Patty says:

    I love how honest Andi is. It’s just funny.

  6. Ba hahahha, thanks for the shout out sister! If I were shooting you guys, it would definitely be a candid of tickling, baking goodness.

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