Sunday, 23 September 2012

I can't believe it I am planning the Christmas Photo already.

With it being less than 100 days to Christmas and the last of this years school holidays almost here in New Zealand I have been sitting here thinking about my Christmas card photo for this year.  I have done the childrens portrait two years in a row.  This year though I am thinking that I need to spice the photo up as last years was hard to beat in the format I used.

So here is my short list for this year.

There is this tutorial I had bookmarked from last year at Weeds and Wildflowers.

christmas card 2009 Countdown to Christmas day 1: the sign of a great photo shoot
 
 
 
Then I like this series from Joop Joop.  I love the desaturated look a lot.  Just wonder what 3 children would look like like this.
 
 
 
I think that this idea sure has some merrit for a Christmas card.  Look at this post from I heart faces and think it is worth giving it a try.
 


 
Of course what you really need are some ideas on how to make that great Christmas photo and on Kayla la Moreauz's web site you can read just some ideas to get you started.
 
I would love more ideas so I am still browsing but in one week I will be getting that photo organised and shot with my little point and snap camera.




7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really liked your blog! It helped me alot… Awesome. Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!

Tina ~ Tina Gray {dot} Me said...

I love those ideas for Christmas cards. Especially the little boy tied up in the lights :) Thanks for joining the blog hop. I hope that you will consider adding the blog hop to your blog post so others can find some other Christmassy themed posts to read :)

Marissa @ Beautifully Organised said...

That one with the chalk tree is so cute!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

I´m on a Christmas planning mood too! :)
Good luck on getting all three looking your way. A trick a photographer friend gave me was to make them laugh and take the picture "after", the smile coming back from the laugh is absolutely luminous.

Big brother, Little sister. said...

I am keen to see your three kids ideas!!! I love a good christmas pic! :)

Marita said...

Love the sidewalk chalk idea. My kids would totally be into that.

♥.Trish.♥ Drumboys said...

I love the last one too Tam - and the little boy was one of my favourites too.