Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Blast From The Past

One of my Christmas gifts was software to convert VHS videos to DVD.  It has given us a fun opportunity to watch some old videos we haven't seen in years.  I plan on posting some of the more entertaining videos here as I go through them.  We watched one from 1994 that featured some unfortunate fashion choices by us and our relatives.  Here's a brief clip of a commercial for Lickfold Jewelry that Betty and I did in 1993.  It's a wonder we didn't get a call from Hollywood!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas With The Families

Another great Christmas has passed.  We did all the traditions - awesome supper at Marty and Kenny's and opening gifts with Betty's family on Christmas Eve, Santa on Christmas morning, and another great meal (with Nana's amazing apple pie) and opening presents with my family Christmas night.  We had fun with everybody!  We even had fun waking up at 4:30 Christmas morning!  Here are several pictures from all three events.

 Can you tell Matt was excited about opening presents?

 "People Are Strange"

 Santa was very nice to McKenzie and Matt.  He even remembered Nick!

Matt's main request this year was for 12 arrows and "stuff".  Santa came through!

 Nick was very curious about all the presents.  He has had a great time playing with Matt's toys!

I think she's excited!

Matt woke up at 4:30 Christmas morning and wore us down until we agreed to get up at 5:00.  It caught up with all of us at different times during the day.  Here, Matt and Nick finally got still and passed out.  I love how they mirrored each other!

 The Cummings family being served by Santa Matt.

I don't think any explanation is necessary for the next few pictures.  You should know by now that my family is crazy.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

McKenzie and Matt enjoyed tracking Santa on the Internet!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Card Sessions

I wanted to share a few shots from some of my fall photo sessions this year.  It's always fun to take the pictures and then see what Christmas cards are created using them.  A couple of these that are included weren't really Christmas card sessions but I wanted to include them here anyway.

First up is the Fly girls.  Lynn was one of my first customers and I've done pictures for her every year for the last 7 years!  This year Katelyn told her mother that she hoped that I was still alive when she has kids so I can take pictures of them!  Ha!  Me too!

I took Lacy Hall's kids' pictures at the depot.  The last one I took ended up being my favorite.  It's the one of Logan by himself below.  We were actually finished and he had taken his shoes off and was sitting on that pallet putting them back on and I thought it was a good setting.

Marty's kids are always fun to work with as you can see from this shot...

 Jordan was like a model on a fashion shoot.  Every time I'd turn around she was saying, "Ooo, David, take my picture here!".

 Justin was a hoot with his pensive poses looking off into the distance contemplating life........or pie.

I took Cassie and Caleb's in Eupora while having Thanksgiving with Mom and Dad.  There's a neat tin building and brick building down by the railroad tracks.  Caleb was having trouble mustering up a smile so luckily I had Matt with me and he did a dance beside me to get him smiling.

Betty says this little dude is one of the cutest babies she has ever seen.  He was so happy the entire time - through three locations and three outfit changes and 50 degree weather.

This is BettyWard's house.  Love the decorations.  These were taken right at sunset.  This first picture required me to stand sideways as I took the picture so you couldn't see my reflection.  Hopefully I sucked my gut in enough!

Finally, our Christmas shoot.  Betty's vision was a card that said, "Santa, we've been good!", so sibling love and smiles were the goal.
 So far, so good......

 A little break for Matt to tell McKenzie what he wanted Santa to bring.

 Break time for silliness!

 Back to smiles and hugs!

And the clock strikes midnight!  A kid can only stand so much peace, joy, and happiness!