Christmas Card Fail, Photoshop Win

It’s Christmas card season. They’ve already started taking over my parent’s mantle and fridge (they’re way more popular than I am…)! My good friend Dacia from Lemon Drop Life did a review of CardStore.com so I decided to give it a shot. Love, love, love it. And although it’s too late to get Christmas cards delivered by Christmas Eve, they have Holiday themes and New Years as well! Plus they mail it for you. 🙂

But let’s get to the good stuff…me failing. Recently I purchased a new camera. You’ve probably heard me whining about my broken camera and I’m certain I’ve posted about it, too. But all is well in the Hunter household! I finally get to try out my brand new 50mm lenses and a couple lenses I found on SLR film cameras. Glorious.

One thing I love taking pictures of is my baby, Trigger. He is just so handsome! I mean look at that face.

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But it’s like he has a sixth sense and knows when I am trying to take his picture. With a phone, with a camera, secretly in his sleep, by surprise when he’s playing…he just stops. Turns away from the camera, looks terrified or makes mean faces. But he is so, so cute when he is smiley and happy! I had someone snap a few “Christmas card worthy” pictures. Straightened my hair, put on a cute shirt and scarf and sat outside with pup. He literally hated it. This is what I got:

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Not a great first try at the whole, Christmas card thing. He literally hated every second of it so I didn’t try to push for other outfits/locations.

BUT LOOK AT THOSE FILTERS. That’s where the Photoshop win comes in! I have a sample pack from Greater Than Gatsby Photoshop actions and really liked experimenting with them. Cannot wait to get more, or even learn to make my own 😀

Are you sending out any holiday cards this season? Are you a frequent holiday card sender? I would love to see them!

LYSB

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Sibling Mini Session

Happy Thursday! In recent news this happened:

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Then this happened:

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Today I want to share just a few favorites from a recent mini session I did. Love me some mini sessions. And doggies!

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IMG_5837(Seriously soooo gorgeous, amirite?!)IMG_5843Check out this awesome B&W of the puppies here.

What do you guys think? Which is your fave?! I personally love the first, but I can’t stay away from those black and white prints!

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