seasonal sequence

seasonal sequence

Meredith’s post at Shutter Sisters asks us how we shoot our families. Is it any surprise I love the question? This time of year, shooting the family usually means one thing. The annual holiday card agenda. And it always seems the more I try the less I get what I am looking for. Will I ever learn?

In this case, nothing from this grouping will make it to the card but never the less, they’re just more images of my lovely ladies…and I can never have too many of those.

How about you? Share your best shot today. Something tells me that after the Thanksgiving weekend, there might be lots of family photos to share. But don’t even think about telling me you’ve got your holiday cards done. Don’t even!

26 Comments
  • Chris
    Posted at 10:08h, 30 November Reply

    I have a great family shot to share…and I don’t want to make you made. Here, anyway. So you’ll have to read my post. lol.
    http://everydayheartbeats.com/2009/11/30/best-shot-monday-celebrating-family/

  • Chris
    Posted at 10:09h, 30 November Reply

    I hate when my link doesn’t show up the way I want it too! lol

  • Puna
    Posted at 11:43h, 30 November Reply

    Here’s my little Thanksgiving documentary. They are mostly snap shots…no time to think about photographic technique in all the chaos!

    Thanksgiving Dinner

    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday Tracey. No, my cards are not done. I’m glad to see I’m in good company.

  • Beryl
    Posted at 13:06h, 30 November Reply

    I was able to capture lots of candid moments this Thanksgiving. These aren’t going on the holiday cards (I hate to say it Tracey but mine are done and printed…just need the addresses and they’re good to go). But, here is a peek at my family enjoying this Thanksgiving holiday together.

    http://bellarose-photography.com/?p=295

  • Beryl
    Posted at 13:07h, 30 November Reply

    Let’s try that link again:

    My Thanksgiving

  • IE Mommy
    Posted at 13:39h, 30 November Reply

    Those pictures make me smile. Come on over and see what gives me smiles and pride. My Best Shot Monday photo has been posted.
    Thanks!!

  • megan
    Posted at 14:08h, 30 November Reply

    i do have my photos for the card done…is that ok? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    here’s my BSM:thanksgiving walk

  • killlashandra
    Posted at 14:19h, 30 November Reply

    I can’t even contemplate holiday cards just yet….. But I did find some JOY recently. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • susiej
    Posted at 15:29h, 30 November Reply

    Such joy in these pictures — leaping off the screen! I have Christmas Swans.

  • Melissa G
    Posted at 16:15h, 30 November Reply

    I just love these shots. So sweet, and the dog’s deadpan expression is making me chuckle.

    I’m cheating a bit this time – I posted this last week after our vacation but they are my best shots for sure.

    Family Vacation

  • Colleen
    Posted at 16:17h, 30 November Reply

    Oh please… I’ve barely thought about starting the Christmas card. Well.. OK… I have THOUGHT about it. But, only to stress over the fact that I haven’t even thought about it.

    We did start putting lights outside our house… and we came across this little bloom in the middle of the late fall mess.

  • phyllis
    Posted at 16:24h, 30 November Reply

    i’m so happy to tell you that i don’t do holiday cards. it makes my life so much easier:-)

    i do take pictures of my cute kids, tho.

    http://imabima.blogspot.com/2009/11/reflection.html

    Happy Monday! (If I say it enough, maybe it will be true!)

  • carrie
    Posted at 17:01h, 30 November Reply

    I don’t know – I like all of those and they would make great cards, too Tracey!
    We were actually on our way home from the beach – and getting our family photos taken – when I shot my BSM. I’m trying to soak some tranquility in and NOT stress that my cards are not done yet. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jakki
    Posted at 17:25h, 30 November Reply

    I love photo’s where I can hear the laughter and the giggles….

  • Marcie
    Posted at 17:44h, 30 November Reply

    What a wonderful collection of family photos. Love the expressions of love and joy!!!

  • beth
    Posted at 18:16h, 30 November Reply

    my cards were printed….and turned out awful !

    back to the drawing board !

  • shirley
    Posted at 18:25h, 30 November Reply

    I have some tall grass along the prairie to share today
    tall prairie grass

    Just love everyone’s entries!

  • Joanna
    Posted at 19:16h, 30 November Reply

    Unfortunately, my camera is in the repair shop with Nikon!! Hopefully it will come back soon. Thanksgiving was bad enough without it….All this holiday activity needs to be photographed!! But I did use a shot from my archive for this special BSM post.

  • Vanessa
    Posted at 22:30h, 30 November Reply

    oh that bottom right one with the girls cracking up is so beyond good!

    found you via shutter sisters. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Julia
    Posted at 23:19h, 30 November Reply

    Holiday cards are on my mind as well . I thought that I would have a shot for the holiday card after a visit to Santa’s Workshop….http://www.adirondack-mama.com/2009/11/best-shot-monday-and-visit-with-santa.html

    But as you can see, the lighting was HORRID! Even when I cropped it, glowed it up and made it B/W.

    My best shot is at the top of that blog post…

    You’re girls are just precious.

  • Trude
    Posted at 23:44h, 30 November Reply

    Those are too cute! Sometimes the outtakes are the best part. Nancy is gifting me a session with my two closest girlfriends (for fun) and my dog (for the Xmas card) this weekend, so don’t feel behind. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • ocean lotus
    Posted at 01:14h, 01 December Reply

    Ha, the perfect holiday photo shoot – i am in an eternal quest for this elusive object…
    http://oceanlotus.blogspot.com/2009/11/family-holiday-shot.html

  • camerashymomma
    Posted at 01:58h, 01 December Reply

    oh tracey, this collage is perfect. i love how it tells a story. your girls are beautiful. and your pup! i love this whole collection. the whole "posed" thing reminds me of how not to take a family photo from last year (a remote and telephoto lens make it doubly hard!)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/camerashymomma/3034467997/

  • bekkah
    Posted at 13:17h, 01 December Reply

    Usually I have our holiday cards printed, addressed, stamped and in the mail by the 1st weekend in December. This year, I haven’t even THOUGHT about them yet! It stresses me out that I’m not stressed about this?!?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Cara
    Posted at 20:23h, 01 December Reply

    I love that last shot of the girls.
    I am a day late but I love BSM so I posted today.
    I Miei Due Bambini

  • Chookooloonks
    Posted at 15:02h, 08 December Reply

    I’ve told you this before, but it seriously bears repeating:

    Your little one is absolutely stunning.

    But your older girl …. man. That face. That face. She takes my breath away EVERY. TIME.

    K.

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