A behind the scenes look at the making of our Rubow Family Christmas Card
This is a picture of our new house during the first snow of the winter. This was the day that I took all the pictures. I wanted the light to be soft and diffused, so I took all the pictures outside on our front driveway during an overcast day
All the photos were taken in front of a white sheet of paper clipped to an art board which was hanging from a ladder in front of our garage.
Kate had photos taken with and without glasses. I used the photo of her without the glasses. I then cut out the glasses from the other photo and put it on the photo without the glasses.
There was no question what emoji Sara was going to be. Crazy with her tongue stuck out! I took a bunch of photos with her making that crazy face.
This was the best photo of Sara’s tongue stuck out. But her eyes weren’t crazy enough. So I grabbed one of the eyes from the other photo and put it on this photo for the emoji.
Lucy was originally going to be the “open mouth laughing” emoji, but she couldn’t keep her eyes open for the photos. (She was looking directly into a very bright overcast sky…)
After I got the photos done, I decided to use this photo to make her the “laughing so hard I’m crying” emoji.
Ella was originally going to be the “kissing face” emoji. So I took a bunch of photos with Ella making kissing faces.
But this photo was so great that I knew that I had to make her the “open mouth laughing” emoji. Look at the genuine joy in this face.
I knew that I wanted Alex to be making the “half-smile smirk”. Kate was holding him up to the paper backdrop, but he wouldn’t stop making this weird face. It’s the face he puts on when someone is taking his picture.
So Kate gave up trying to hold him, and Mommy took a turn. If you look in the bottom corner, you can see Mary unsuccessfully trying to keep her head out of the shot.
It was cold and snowy outside, so Mary got her all bundled up inside her jacket. Here Mary is again trying to stay out of the shot. Jane was comfy, but she kept looking down.
I chose this photo of Mary with a closed mouth smile. The white paper backdrop helps me to separate the faces from the backgrounds.
I did the same thing I did with Kathleen’s pictures. I took some shots without glasses and some with so that I could composite them together.