Saturday, December 10, 2011

Photo Shoot

In my never-ending quest to trim our family budget, I decided that I would take the photos for our Christmas card this year instead of hiring a photographer.  Next I had to decide where we would take them and what the kids were going to wear.  I bought some super-cute dresses off eBay for the girls - they aren't wearing all the same ones this year, but they all match in style and color.

I also decided that we would do a 'location' photo shoot at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in KC.  The kids weren't real excited when we told them that we were taking them to an art museum (instead of a photography studio) to take their Christmas pictures.  However, when we arrived at the Nelson they really liked it!  What's not to like?  The place is gorgeous inside... and full of some really cool stuff!

Once again, I won't post the actual picture we plan to use.  But, I will post another one that we really liked - but didn't make the final cut for our 2011 card:

Cost for parking at the Nelson $5.  Cost for forty, semi-custom, self-designed Christmas cards from $16.68.  Cost of hearing your kids say "Cooooool Mom, can we come back again some day?" - about a museum of art - ...priceless.