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Dec 21, 2009 08:28 |  #1

For the second year in a row we have had Santa come to our house. He comes by for 30 minutes, reads a story to the kids, and of course asks them what they want for Christmas. My daughter loves it! My son is scared to death. The photo opportunities are much better and you don't have to stand in line at the mall. My wife and I both took pictures, Mrs. Clause took the family one. My wife did all the processing on these as well. Thanks for looking! C&C is always welcome.

1. "I want a real horse!"

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2. Reading a story, my daughter's favorite part.
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3. Not happy!
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4. Try this again.
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5. "Look what Santa gave me!"
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6. Family shot.
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Dec 21, 2009 08:42 |  #2

What a great idea!!!! These are wonderfull You have a very nice family. Is that a real beard?


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Dec 21, 2009 08:45 |  #3

ann-mom wrote in post #9238079 (external link)
What a great idea!!!! These are wonderfull You have a very nice family. Is that a real beard?

Thank you very much. Yes his beard is real. He grows it out around Christmas just for this reason.


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Dec 21, 2009 09:00 |  #4

WOW...your daughter is the spitting image of your wife! Nice shots of a beautiful family...Happy Holidays!


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Dec 21, 2009 09:24 |  #5

melissaandkris wrote in post #9238179 (external link)
WOW...your daughter is the spitting image of your wife! Nice shots of a beautiful family...Happy Holidays!

Yes she is! In more than just looks too! :lol:

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Dec 21, 2009 09:57 |  #6

You have some great light in these. Is it natural or did you bounce a flash? Also, I really like the B&W pic of your daughter on the wall in the background!




  
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Dec 21, 2009 10:14 |  #7

Is she going to get a "real horse"? Incredible set of photos.


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Dec 21, 2009 10:19 |  #8

ggalluppi wrote in post #9238468 (external link)
You have some great light in these. Is it natural or did you bounce a flash? Also, I really like the B&W pic of your daughter on the wall in the background!

Thanks!

We have two large windows in our dining room and that room is open to our family room. We also have a glass storm door that lets a lot of light in. I used as much ambient as possible, but still used the flash to fill in as well, bounced off the ceiling. I shot in M mode, but was around 2/3-1 stop underexposed on the ambient.

The pic of my daughter is one of my favorites. We took it in the bath one night. All the white surfaces make for any easy location to bounce the flash around. :) We have a similar one of my son too, although it is hidden more by the tree. Here is the version of our daughter before some slight cloning for the finished print.

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Dec 21, 2009 10:20 |  #9

SJC from VT wrote in post #9238554 (external link)
Is she going to get a "real horse"? Incredible set of photos.

NO! :lol:

She would love one though! I don't think our HOA or backyard would approve (or the local ASPCA for that matter since the yard would be FAR too small).

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Dec 21, 2009 12:32 as a reply to  @ In2Photos's post |  #10

Great series of pictures and great Santa!


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Dec 21, 2009 13:05 |  #11

Mike,
You guys are so lucky to have Santa do a house call and I'm sure your son will warm up to him eventually. Nice photo opt and nice photos.


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Dec 21, 2009 13:50 |  #12

Very nice set! I cannot believe how big your little girl is now.




  
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Dec 21, 2009 14:17 |  #13

Mike, those are gorgeous! I love the depth in the images. Great job! Your kids are growing so fast!


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Dec 21, 2009 14:25 |  #14

linda baca wrote in post #9239299 (external link)
Great series of pictures and great Santa!

Thanks! he does a great job!

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Mike,
You guys are so lucky to have Santa do a house call and I'm sure your son will warm up to him eventually. Nice photo opt and nice photos.

Thank you very much! I think he'll do fine next year. He is just at the age where strangers, especially ones with beards and bright red suits, scare him a little. :lol:

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Very nice set! I cannot believe how big your little girl is now.

Thanks Char. I know, she is 4 and a half going on 20! The girl is so smart it is scary! We are going to have our hands full! Luckily she is also very good (fingers crossed).

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Mike, those are gorgeous! I love the depth in the images. Great job! Your kids are growing so fast!

Thanks Suzy!


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Dec 21, 2009 14:44 |  #15

How fun to have Santa come to your house... He looks like a very nice Santa too. :)

Lovely images, you did a great job. Just imagine sharing these with the Grandkids someday. :)


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