Christmas Card Outtakes

Friday, December 21, 2012

Is it just me, or are the outtakes to your formal Christmas photos often better than the ones that actually make the cut?  If not better, at least funnier. 

For the Harris Sisters' Christmas photos, we actually took them back in mid-September since we were all together at that time.  It was HOT outside, and it definitely looked more like summer/ early fall outside than a wintery white background.  No bother.  That didn't stop us at all.  That's what editing is for.  :)

But before we show you the finals, here are some photos of us "readying" ourselves for this Christmas in September shoot.  Notice all the green trees and grass in the park.  

 Here we are starting to bundle up for the afternoon. 





I think we were already working up a pretty good sweat by this point in the afternoon.  Notice the heavy coats and scarves.  And heavens, Misty was brave enough to 
don a hat on top of everything else. 


Just a little more fixing...


And TA-DA!  We look ready for a Christmas photo!


Thanks to some creative backdrops- in this case, a barn full of hay- we found a few ways to make this otherwise summery setting into something fitting for a Christmas photo. 



And what we couldn't fix with a wintry looking setting, we were able to edit into looking like it might have been mid December out.  In this shot, we left the focal point (us) in color, but made the background black and white to get rid of all those pesky green trees.

And to leave you with the best outtake of the day, all I can say is that we were clearly amusing ourselves here.  It was probably the heat making us delirious, but still, most Christmas card photos really are that funny.  Better to laugh than cry.


Happy Holidays from the Harris Sisters- Donna, Deanna, and Misty


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