Capturing a decent family picture is a tricky business. It’s hard enough when you’re working with a photographer. But add the additional element of tripod and timer and it’s an adventure, to say the least. I was looking through last year’s Christmas-season pictures in preparation for I Heart Faces‘ Hilarious Outtakes theme this week. I found this series of photos from the night we decorated our Christmas tree last year. I had the brilliant idea to take a family picture in front of the tree. I set the camera up on a tripod and got this photo on my first try:
I should have quit right there, but I thought we’d be able to get something better if we tried a few more times. It only got worse the more photos we tried.
Things got a little goofy, so we tried to tone things down and be a little more serious. Didn’t work.
Two fake smiles and some closed eyes. Darn! Let’s try again!
I give up. That first picture is looking better and better.
Guess what?! I was asked to be one of the guest fan judges this week, so I will be making my way through all of the links (or as many as I can!). I am currently accepting bribes in the form of money and chocolate. Just kidding! I can’t wait to see everyone’s hilarious outtakes. Pictures really are worth a thousand words, don’t you think?
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