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I was excited to celebrate Thanksgiving at
my sister-in-law Dorothy's house this year.
I wanted to photograph my niece's 4-month-old
I brought my big white board for a background
and took Fifi's photo:
I added a background in Photoshop Elements 8.
I explain the process more in
Using the white background
allows for LOTS of creativity.
Dorothy wanted me to photograph the
four generations together.
Dorothy along with,
her mother, daughter and granddaughter
We couldn't stop snapping photos!
Now everyone wanted to pose.
Here are my nieces Crystal and Andrea:
All these photos were taken in Dorothy's
backyard on a cloudy day at 50 degrees.
I brought along Santa hats.
I like natural, unposed portraits
My nephews didn't dress for portraits,
but with the eldest Andrew away at college...
They are rarely together to take a photo.
A family portrait
with a hodge-podge of outfits.
I don't have any recent photos of
my mother and father-in-law.
Great time to update!
I got to photograph my own kids
who are both away at different colleges.
And the true shocker...
I'M actually in a photo!
My brother-in-law Randy shot these for me.
Our family Christmas card this year:
If you'd like to try this technique,
you can use my