My friend and I decided to be each other's photographers for our family Christmas cards this year instead of forking over the big bucks for professional sessions. I really only needed one shot, and after delaying for three weekends because of rain, we finally got our one shot the first weekend of December.
I edited my friend's session right away, but aside from picking the best shot for our card, I didn't even glance through the rest of our photos for three months. That seems to be my rate lately. I was happy to find both some sweet shots and some good bloopers when I went through them this week.
The orange grove is in our neighborhood and not only can we pick oranges any time we want, but it makes a stellar photo location.
Troy's face perfectly expresses how we feel most of the time with our four boys.
I was simultaneously taking photos of another family during our session, so while I had my camera in my hand, I gathered my boys for some individual shots.
Troy is about as cooperative as our boys are.
It's nice that when you procrastinate the Christmas card photo, you still have a chance at green, sunny outdoor photos in December when you live in SoCal.