Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Christmas Pictures - Take 1

I have been told by numerous people that I take great pictures. So, after all of the compliments, I decided to take some pictures of Cameron so I could get some Christmas cards ordered. Cameron is always in a good mood and is so happy so I don't ever really need to worry about running into that issue so, I got him up this morning and decided to snap a few pictures. Ok, ok, I ended up taking about 65 pictures before I noticed that I wasn't getting anywhere fast! I got Cameron dressed in a cute sweater vest that his Aunt Karen bought for him and he looked so stinkin cute. I tried taking a few pictures on a chair that use to be mine as a little kid, but that didn't work and the lighting was way off. I then decided to take him into the kitchen and put him on his booster seat. All I really wanted was a cute head shot of him with a great smile. Would you think I could get at least one? Ah, no way!! He wasn't having it and if he did give me a smile, it was just one of those cheesy fake ones. Not anything that I would want to send out on a Christmas card. He started looking outside, looking at the ceiling, yawning, touching his tongue, rubbing his eyes, playing with the blinds and the string on the blinds and before I knew it, I started trying everything to get him to smile. I think I did everything except stand on my head to get a smile. Have you ever noticed that when you want to stage pictures that the kids don't ever want to cooperate? The only time I can ever get a cute picture of Cameron with a genuine smile is when he has food on his shirt from lunch, snot on the sleeve of his shirt, dry patches of skin on his face or when he just doesn't have a cute outfit on at all. So, after bribing him with marshmallows, fruit snacks, chocolate milk and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.... I finally gave up. So, I decided to upload the pictures to my computer this evening and couldn't find a single one that I would use for cards, but indeed I found alot of pictures that would be great for your entertainment. I guess you all can see what I went through in order to get a cute smile and yet it didn't happen. So, Christmas Pictures (Take 1) will be put in the record books and we will try Take 2 in another week or so. Hopefully, I will be more successful then. Until then here are a few pictures that I thought would give you a good laugh. Enjoy ~ he was definitely a character today!!



9 comments:

Anna said...

I will take a one of these for a christmas picture. I Love You Baby

Love Mimi

Amy B said...

OMG those are the cutiest pictures. I LOVE them. It shows just what a happy boy he is. I love when you share him with us.
Ya know..these made me smile ..and I needed that today.

McCrakensx4 said...

Too cute! He has such a cute personality! Candid are always more fun anyways! Although I hope you get what you want on round 2!

He & Me + 3 said...

Love the sweatervest and the color of your walls. Awesome! He is precious no matter how you photograph him. Hope take 2 is better for you:) Take 1 seemed to be just fine for him. LOL

Davisix said...

Hahahaha...I LOVE these! I like the real life shots the best anyway. :) Classic pics, for sure! xoxo Ang

Elaine said...

They are so cute. You should do a collage of them all, it would be soooo cute.

The White Family said...

I love these! He is showing off some of his many faces. Too cute! A collage would be perfect!

Stacy C. said...

These are cute pictures. I think they're more natural than when they are posed. Good luck with round 2

Kelly said...

I think they are all precious. CJ is the SAME way. Always smiling and posing for a picture UNTIL you NEED him too.
I agree with the others, sometimes the candid, everyday shots are best. Some of my favorite Christmas cards are ones with out of the ordinary pictures on them.
Some photo websites/places have photo cards that you can put more than one photo on. So you could pick 2,3,4 of your faves from your stash and use those. I bet everyone that got one would LOVE it and SMILE.
I know I would.
But if you decide to try again...I hope he cooperates better for you and you get the perfect picture.