Thursday, December 22, 2011

this or that thursday: family portrait

Merry Christmas to everyone! It's so close! I am really on the ball this year... we actually took a family photo for our Christmas card in time for the cards to be mailed before Christmas.

We went to the park near our home with the tripod and remote clicker. It's so much easier than pressing the shutter and running to get in place. I used my 50mm at f/2.5.  I clicked the remote lots of times and this was my favorite. And yes, I am the shortest member of my family which feels kind of strange!


I chose this design for the front of the card.

And I used a photo of the boys for the back of the card.

Becky Higgins has several free card templates to choose from on her site. It was quick and easy to drop in a photo and add some text.

And while you're there check out her project life system if you haven't already. Now is a great time to figure out what you're going to do with all the photos you take in 2012. I'll be sharing my project life pages throughout the year. I hope you will join me. You won't regret it! If you missed my post about it last month you can find it here. Let me know if you decide to do it!



It's time to link up again! There are just a few rules.
  • submit the url of your blog post, not your home page
  • link up a photo that was taken by you
  • include a link back to my blog in your post (you can use the button or a text link if you prefer)
  • visit a few other blogs and leave some comment love 
Okay, now let's see what you've been shooting!

58 comments:

  1. Deb good morning! Love the picture of you with your family. Hope your Christmas is simply wonderful and creates many wonderful memories! Best to you! Jeanne

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  2. Beautiful card Deb! You have such a handsome family and your pics turned out just lovely.

    A very Merry Christmas to you!!

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  3. simply gorgeous card, dear deb.

    glad to see this!

    here's wising you all the joys of the season!
    wish you and your family a very Merry Xmas!!

    xx

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  4. what a wonderful idea (and card).. too late for me to try now, I have already sent traditional cards, but next year for sure I will make some cards like that as well.. just beautiful! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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  5. You have such a beautiful family! Have a Merry Christmas!

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  6. Beautiful family! Merry Christmas!

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  7. Your family looks like very happy.
    Have a nice Christmas season.

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  8. That's a lovely card that you have created. Beautiful captures, beautiful family. Merry Christmas!

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  9. That is a lovely card of a lovely card.
    Have a wonderful time. :))

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  10. Great shots Deb and I luv the simplicity!

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  11. your family is beautiful! your cards turned out great. :) thanks for hosting This and That!

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  12. Love your card this year!! I blogged my card today too!!

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  13. First of all Deb, you look great!! :) What wonderful photos and I love the colors on your card! Merry Christmas to you all too!

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  14. Beautiful family portraits and thanks for the link to the freebies!

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  15. What a beautiful family you have! I'm glad SOME ONE is on the ball around here, as I feel as if I've dropped mine! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    Kathy

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  16. Beautiful family! Love your card!

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  17. What HANDSOME young men & Love your family picture! I also used one of Becky's Templates this year for my Christmas card made life so much easier! :)

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  18. Oops...somehow there are two links to my post - sorry!
    I love your Christmas card - what a lovely family!

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  19. You are such a beautiful family Deb! Love the card- we worked ours sort of the same way :) Thank goodness for the remote that's for sure. Have a very Merry Christmas!

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  20. such a beautiful family! Happy Holidays!

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  21. Merry Christmas Deb! Love your card, you have a gorgeous family :)

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  22. Great photos for a great card!
    We haven't even attempted a family photo for the Christmas card since the kids were young.
    I just select photos from though-out the year; it works for us.
    Thanks for hosting This or That Thursday; it's been a source of enjoyment for me.
    Merry Christmas.

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  23. What a beautiful family! At least your husband still looks taller than the boys - for now :) Although I can understand that it's strange when your babies get taller than you, I always am happy for boys to grow up to be tall men.

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  24. LOOOOVE your holiday card. I used my remote too for our picture! Why pay a photographer?!?! :D hee

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  25. great photo and Christmas card!

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  26. What a beautiful family! Merry Christmas :)

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  27. good looking family...Merry christmas...

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  28. Such a great looking family!! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  29. Loved your beautiful card! And we sure love your wonderful family too!

    Looking forward. To sharing the new year with you!

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  30. Loved your beautiful card! And we sure love your wonderful family too!

    Looking forward. To sharing the new year with you!

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  31. Beautiful card and beautiful family!
    I just got a remote and need to figure out how to work it. Finally realized I need to be in a shot or two too!

    Sarah:)

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  32. A beautiful portraits, I like their faces so naturally. Greetings.

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  33. I love that photo! And the one of the boys. The design of the card is so simple yet gorgeous and elegant. Happy Thursday!

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  34. Great photos. Have a very merry Christmas.

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  35. Merry Christmas Deb :) thank you for hosting, wonderful post as always

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  36. Wishing you & your lovely family a very Merry Christmas! LOVE the card!

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  37. Beautiful!
    Wishing you and your family A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.

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  38. You have a beautiful family and your photography always does them justice! it's quite amazing, really . . .

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  39. Visiting here for the first time from 4 Lettre Words and I linked up too.

    You have such a beautiful family! Your boys are so handsome!

    I love that template. It's so simple and such a clean, classic look. Great job!

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  40. Oh I love your card!! It is awesome.

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  41. These pictures are amazing! I can't believe you did them with a remote. Why oh why was that not on my christmas list?!?!

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  42. I love it! Merry Christmas Deb!

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  43. Beautiful photo! And the card is wonderful! I will someday be the shortest one in my house too. But not yet. :)

    I'm going to look into the Project Life system. I'm anxious to get scrapping again!

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  44. Oh Deb, your family shot is so wonderful. I love how it turned out.
    As always the photo of your boys is superb. They are just such handsome young men. I know you are so proud of them.

    Merry Christmas friend!

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  45. Well done! Excellent photo! May you have a peaceful Christmas filled with lots of goodness!

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  46. Wonderful Christmas card. Gorgeous family.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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  47. Deb - I just had to stop by quickly to tell you that I LOVE your family picture! It is fantastic of all of you. That is one you will treasure.

    Have a wonderful Christmas weekend! - All the best...

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  48. Merry Christmas Deb...Hope you and your family have a fabulous one!

    Tiffany

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  49. Merry Merry Christmas Deb! I love being able to see all members of your beautiful family side by side :)

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  50. What a gorgeous family shot Deb!!
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas.

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  51. Stopping by to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

    xoxo, Lisa

    Beautiful Family!

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  53. Great card! Your family is beautiful!

    If it makes you feel any better, I'm the shortest one in my family, too! Parents, siblings, cousins, everyone is taller than me! And I bet even once Collin and I have kids they will grow up to be taller than me since their dad is so tall! =)

    Merry Christmas Deb!

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  54. I love your card! The light is gorgeous and you did a wonderful job. Mine would never look this way if I did it with a tripod. You have a beautiful family! Have a wonderful holiday!

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  55. I love your card! It totally brightened my day! :)

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  56. Such a great card, a lovely family and those boys sure are handsome!!

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  57. great photos and card Deb! Beautiful family!

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