Before I left to visit my family before Thanksgiving, I had one mission in mind: Take a Christmas-card-worthy photo! Sam is no fan of taking pictures, but he gamely agreed to spend a couple hours scoping out a new photo-op on the Saturday before I left town.
There are lots of gorgeous photo-taking spots in San Fran, but I specifically wanted the Golden Gate bridge in the background–it’s iconic for a reason, right? Baker Beach has stunning views, but we wanted to try out a new place to add to our list of field trip adventures.
After some Google research, we put on our red shirts and headed to Crissy Field in the Presidio National Park. We were in luck: gorgeous views of the bridge and the rocky coast!
We were not so lucky when it came to picture-taking… I find that asking random strangers to take your picture usually ends up in a too-dark/light/blurry/uncentered photograph… so we were at the mercy of my camera’s self-timer, which wasn’t that much more successful. We perched the camera on benches, trash cans, dune posts, and railings, and finally ended up with two good pictures to use… but countless bloopers!
I want to save the final Christmas card product for later, after it’s sent off in the mail, but I have no problem sharing the pictures that definitely did NOT make it onto the card!
Below, the Christmas card blooper reel!
And last but not least…
That about does it for the blooper reel… when I get our cards in the mail I’ll share the final product with you—I promise, we did get a good pic eventually!
Do you want to receive a Christmas card from us to you? If you’re a bloggy friend, email me your mailing address at ktdornan(at)gmail.com, and I’d be happy to send one along! And if you’re so inclined, I’d love to share my address with you too–the more cards, the merrier!