Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Rejected Christmas Pictures

So, I'm reading this post from Rocks in My Dryer laughing, laughing and laughing. Because I feel her pain.

For the last month I have also been trying to take the perfect picture of my cherubs that can be sent to family and friends in just a few weeks. I think having a root canal with a jungle doctor and no novacaine would be easier and less painful.

The girls are a piece of cake. Their 18-month-old brother is a disaster. He will NOT stay in one spot for more than two seconds.

Or look at the camera.

Or stay sitting up.

So, what's a mom to do? Well, this mom called her friend who works in advertising and is a photoshop genius. He cropped, snipped, refined, and sharpened one of our worst pictures into a Christmas picture masterpiece.

That is all code for he used a body from one picture and a head from another picture, erased stray hairs, added hair where needed, removed scabs and weaved it all together to make this years authentic Christmas picture. I did tell him that I didn't want him putting the Olsen twin bodies on the girls--I have to draw the line somewhere!

I'll post the picture after my cards go out in a few weeks and show you the before and after results.

So, the moral of my story? Don't waste your time taking hundreds of pictures or dragging your kids through goose poop. Get a friend who is a photoshop genius!

1 comment:

MK said...

I feel your pain! Been there, done that (minus the goose poop)!