Through the years I have personally created less and less holiday cards, because there are just wonderful templates on different sites that really do a great job with their design and printing… but I still have some clients who cannot just order off a site, using my digital files, since a whole products is made from stat to finish – the idea, the shoot, the design and the putting it all together… This was the second time I have photographed this family of kid and dogs, and this time I knew what I was stepping into and I came prepared. Making sure I bring the most important tool, besides the camera, the tripod! I know I can get the five dogs to behave at the same time.. ( MUUUHHHAAAAA) but the kid? no way! Mom had told me that she was getting an elf suit and antlers for the dogs.. the rest was up to me… so when I got to the top of the driveway and saw this little Mercedes I knew exactly what the shot was going to be, and then I got to work. Based on last year, I knew it would work so much better to photograph each dog separately – and the kid too. Once I got a shot of the boy that I thought would work, you know – kids only give us about 5 minutes… it was to the dogs.. and yup – lots of moving, yelling, begging and bribing… lots of cookies, and then just hope and prayers that I can put it all together…..I have done this in the past with my mother’s day cards, so experience played into that too…so I posted here the different images I used and what it looks like in photoshop… and of course – HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
But of course, pushing this kid to his limits is part of the fun, there was one more set of him opening the door, and one more int he car inside.. because, hey, we don’t stop till they cry! JUST KIDDING!!!!