"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sunday Snapshot - Christmas Portraits

Hey there!

I don't know about you and yours, but the holiday season is in full swing here in Drosche Land.  As if it hadn't already been that way for a few weeks already!  And that means our usually somewhat busy schedule has morphed into a full-blown, mind-bending blur of decorations, presents, food, and general holiday craziness.  But it's all in good fun.  

I'll admit though that last week I had a minor panic attack.  There it was, the first week of December, and I hadn't even begun to mentally plan out our Christmas cards much less take and edit the pictures.  Eek!

Now, you may remember that last year they just didn't get done.  The season got the best of me and I waved my white flag.  Opting instead for New Year's cards.  Good idea right?  Except that things didn't slow down much for us after Christmas and, although I did get the cards done, they didn't all get delivered.  Oops!  So we were/are left with an inordinate number of "Happy 2012" cards.

This year though, I was bound and determined not to be taken down once more.  So, my loving wife lovingly issued me the ultimatum agreement that I had one more chance to get the cards finished and delivered (all of them of course) or no more cards.  Gasp!  So, of course I lovingly accepted the challenge agreement to do so.  

I promise this post is not only getting to a point, but also the remainder of the pictures.

So this past weekend we headed out to take our Christmas portraits.  We went with Amy's sister to also take some of all of the cousins together.  Now, not to toot my own horn (woo woo) but they turned out great, in my humble opinion.  After about 2 hours with 6 kids from ages 10 -6 months we got 424 pictures.  Another hour or so (later that night) I had painstakingly whittled them down to 165 of the best shots.  Then came the editing of them all and special edits of the cream of the crop photos.  The final result?  188 awesome pictures to treasure forever.  Not too shabby.

So, here are some of my favorites to share with you.  Just in time to make the Sunday Snapshot linky, even if it's 2 days late.  Oh, and the cards you ask?  Well, thanks to Sam's Club, they'll be ready for pick-up tomorrow and delivery beginning on Thursday!  HA!  Take that busy Christmas season!  I win 2012!

Merry Christmas from my family to yours!

My beautiful daughter.  You know I love me some black & white!

One of Amy's favorites.  She loves the antiqued look!

My kids!

My Jack Jack!

My Braeden!

I'm addicted to high contrast black & white lately!

Here's more!

My boys!

All is well, picture perfect, in Drosche Land.

Ni Hao Yall


  1. Are you using the timer for the group shots? I'm trying to figure out how to get a good picture of the three of us (and just a really good one of clara and I).

    1. These shots that I'm in Amanda did but yes, I do typically use the timer feature. I also have a tripod so that helps.