Monday, June 16, 2008

My Technique for getting a good photo of my boys!

When the time rolls around for me to get a decent photo of the boys like for a Father's Day gift for example, I always get a little stressed! If you have young kids, you know how difficult it can be. Sure, I can plan ahead and bring them to a portrait studio and let them do all the work but no, not me. I prefer the 'waiting until the last minute, cross my fingers and hope to get a good photo, then print it at home method.' I find that I have about 5 minutes from the time I start taking pictures until the boys become uninterested and then there's no hope after that. This time, I grabbed the hair gel, put on their coordinating shirts, put my camera in "muli-shot" mode, held the shutter down and snapped about 100 continuous photos. 99 of them turned out like this...

or this...
or this...
But I was lucky enough to get one just like this...

We're good until next time anyway! Ciao for now!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey...Those look like the faces my three kids make! :) They get better as they get older, but I find that you then have to bribe a bit, such as "if you hurry and take a nice photo you can play Xbox for an hour." After my kids take a few "good" shots, they love taking silly faces shots as well and makes for fun scrap pages.

Cra-Z-cat said...

these are fantastic pics.. sometimes funny faces make the best pictures to scrap.. their terrific!!

LVMommy22 said...

rotflol! what great photos! i love them all! maybe you can make a paper with words like silly, funny, goofy all over to scrap with. then you can share the paper with us, lol!

btw, your new header looks great!!! of course, i'm partial to the glittery swirl from the hose, lol!

Tammy Dunlap said...

Too funny! Great idea and great phoot in the end! TFS!

Christie said...

Tooooo cute! I love it! Those are some handsome boys :)

SarahB said...

Love all the photos! So fun and then you were rewarded with such a sweet one! I must remember to use that multi-shot mode!

Dinphy said...

I love your attitude, waiting 'till the last minute. lol. The way you described it made me laugh, so fun!
But...I think the others are really sweet too. ;)

Donna said...

Adorable!

I have two 3 year olds so I know exactly what you mean! I snap hundreds of photos in the hope that one will turn out okay. Usually, I have to photoshop someone's head onto another photo to replace a face that isn't acceptable. Hee hee..... It's an art!

Donna
Our blog: Double Happiness!

Carol said...

Oh Chris, you have me laughing, cause guess what? It doesn't get any easier as they get older. My stepson is 18 and I now get the raised eyebrow look. And my brother is 40 and I get every excuse in the book and a pained expression. te he

I like the 100 picture approach though. Thank heavens for digital cameras.

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

The photo's are just too cute!!!!!
LOVE THEM ALL!!!!!!!!!!
They are just being kids!!!!! LOL
HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jan said...

All 4 pictures are just priceless.
Got my big smile for the day. TFS

Vestidadelmar said...

So cute. God Bless you and you family.

Vestidadelmar said...

seaso

Cris said...

Hi! I came here through Ikea Goddess and fell in love with your boys, lol. When I got pregnant, I wanted a girl but the ultrasound said 'not this time', lol and I kept hearing how much fun boys are. Mine, Matías is 4 months old now, and I couldn't love him more, but seeing these pics made me think people was right. Congratulations on your best creations and of course, on your 'digi work'. Cris
BTW, thanks for the freebie

Cris said...

Hey :) thanks so much for your visit and your kind words about my son. And yes, I have all those pets, hehe. Actually I don't have Camila (the black dog)anymore, after 11 years, on October 2007, we had to put her to sleep because she got very sick (a tumor in her spine) and you know how hard this is :(... I rescued from the street when she was a puppy (30 days old)and she lived with me even after I got married. Sweety, the cat, was adopted in February 2006. After Camila died, Dany -my hubby- bought me Lara (the border collie) as a Christmas present and Lucky joined our family in May 2008, he was also picked up from the street on our way home back from the obstetrician office... Wow1 I should have written you an e-mail.
Hugs, Cris

Amanda Fonseca said...

Hello. I'm brazilian and i don't speak english very well.
I like your frebbies! The kids are so beautiful and funny.
Forgive my english, ok!
Kisses,
Amanda Fonseca
pingosegotas.blogspot.com