Sunday, November 28, 2010

The quest

tree farm 1 red WM

The quest isn't what you might think it's for...
not a tree.
But that elusive Christmas card picture.

Storyboard-tree farm

About 5 weeks ago I realized my weekends were pretty full taking pictures of other families.
Except my own.
So I actually scheduled time on our calendar for that Christmas or Holiday picture or pictures.

storyboard candy canes

This session was 'take 2.'
 Take 1 was at an entirely different location and day (and those ended up being my faves).
I rarely dress my kids in traditional red/green colors for the card 
so this was a little different for me.
Though I like them very much (especially the one below),
I didn't 'love' them.

The ones that made the card will be appearing later in December.
But for now these will share my festive mood. :)
tree farm 2 red WM

16 kind words:

Sharon Ankerich said...

I would say this was a total success!!! :) Beautiful location and beautiful children!!! LOVE all the shots you got.

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

Well I am loving what I am seeing here.

And the new Blog looks for the season is super nice.

Can't wait to see more.


Terri said...

These are super nice so I bet your favorites are awesome!!!!

Love Letters To China said...

These look amazing Gail! I can't wait to see the ones that made the final pass.

I haven't even thought about what/when I'm going to take xmas photos. Every year I plan on taking them early. Then the days seem to disappear and slowly I end up using whatever photos I take at the last minute. I'm going to try my hardest to take some this week. Thinking possibly at the beach... any ideas you'd like to share would be greatly appreciated! :-)


Truly Blessed said...

Absolutely gorgeous (especially the last one)...if these didn't make the cut, the one that gets the spot of honor on the Christmas card must be amazing!

Lori Lynn said...

Wow your pictures leave me speachless! That first one is amazing. These will be wonderful treasures for years to come.

Margaret M said...

These are beautiful! I love visiting your blog for the beautiful visions!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Gorgeous! And feeling much better about myself now that I know it was for a Christmas card photo... when we shop for a tree, we look like total shlumps. *grin*

Kayce said...

Adorable! Looks like a perfect backdrop and the day seemed mystical!

Jboo said...

So so cute!! Love those photos of your two kiddos! Can't wait to see the rest!


jessica2chin said...

The pictures are really pretty. I like them too, i'll save the 'i love these pictures' to your actual christmas photos ^^ I bet those will be even more amazing!

God bless you and your family~

RamblingMother said...

what precious pics. love the first one with brother looking up at sis.

ashley said...

love them!! Such fun and festive photos!

China Dreams said...

I actually love the one of the two of them running away from the camera through the trees, though they're all good :-)

likeschocolate said...

It looks like you got your Christmas card photo!

Casey said...

You and i are on the same wavelength!! I was going to do our Christmas cards in a tree farm too!!! Dang. lol. It looks fantastic... just like I imagined. :)

I love how Will is looking up at Grace with such admiration. Adorable.

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