I couldn't wait to snap photos for our Christmas card. The tricky part was getting all the elements to come together at once. From trying to figure out the camera's self timer, focusing, dashing to get in place, getting the dog to look at the camera, and figure out the right lighting, it was a comedy of errors caught on film (that we had to take over a course of 2 days--Oh my sweet, patient husband). We simply sat in front one of the walls in our bedroom, wrapped some Christmas lights around ourselves, put reindeer antlers on Augustus, and rested our camera on our nightstand to keep it still. I have a DSLR camera that I don't really know how to use it...so I adjusted the ISO and aperture a million times (as you can tell from the various lighting in the photos below). You can also use a regular digital camera, which I did for our DIY engagement photos. For your viewing pleasure--the mini version of the unedited photos:
And the winner (after editing):
After all the hassle, it was totally worth it. I love the image we got!