Thursday, November 12, 2009

Just Say Cheese!

I have to admit there is one part of the holidays that I do not like. In fact, I actually dread. What is it?? Taking my holiday photograph! Who came up with this idea? I bet they did not have three children and a dog! Last year was a particularly, tough year. My repeated attempts to capture the perfect family photo ended in defeat. I could not take a good picture. I surrendered and took my photo after the New Year and sent out a Happy New Year Card.

This year, I was determined to not have this problem again. What did I do differently? I began using my digital camera on January 1, 2009. I just knew that one photograph would have to work if I just kept taking pictures throughout the year. I am happy to let you know that I was successful and will be using a photograph that I took on my trip to Yellowstone National Park this summer.

If you have put off taking your family photo this year, click here for some great tips. I found some good suggestions that will seem obvious, but I never seem to remember to do, such as making sure you have enough film, new batteries, or an empty memory card before you start your family photo shoot. You will also find tips from a professional who suggests not using a flash indoors but using a flash outdoors.

We would love to see your holiday photographs. If your children are dressed in CWDkids’ clothing, please post your pictures on our Facebook page. Your photos will be entered in to our monthly drawing for a $100 gift certificate.
Good luck!


Anonymous said...

Is that the picture? Just wondering. It's cute.

Ashley said...

No, my photo for my card was taken in black and white. I did not think that it would show up. This photo is one of the many that I took for last year's card!