Wednesday, December 9, 2009


I took our annual Christmas card picture myself this year and it was a bit stressful. I miss all my Utah photographer friends!!!!

IMG_5584 I thought I’d share some that didn’t make the cut. It was hard getting Brendan to focus on the camera especially when there are much more interesting things to look at- like birds.

IMG_5586 Lots of pictures like this…

IMG_5576 Or this. Why do I think that I can try to reason with a toddler? It never works and yet I keep trying.

IMG_5557-1 Brendan slipped off my lap and we ended up with this shot, and I actually like it. It’s much easier to take a picture without a little boy squirming on your lap.

But to see the final photo that we picked, you’ll have to wait for our Christmas card which should be sent out by early next week. And if I don’t have your address (you know who you are!) send me an email or a message on facebook.


  1. I love the outtakes! And as photogenic as you are, I consider you a saint for posting pictures that don't do you justice:). COngrats on getting a fancy night out, and knowing how to do your hair so cutely, and finding the great dress despite Virginia's attempt to thwart your modesty. Love you. p.s. CHris needs to look like he's happy.

  2. I'm impressed that you tried to take your own family photos. I already know that mine would turn out far worse than your outtakes (and without even a single good one to show for it). I think I've asked you this before, but seriously how is your skin so beautiful? Do you use something special? Remind me again??

  3. Hey Valerie..
    You look great! in this picture...long hair now. Wow its been a while. we sure mis our whole Utah crew that has now moved on. Someday we will have to do a ward reunion. Our address is 1217 Greenwich Pass, grovetown GA 30813. Send me your address so we can mail you a card.
    Take Care!!!