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Christmas Photos 2019

Family Christmas morning photo 2019

2019 Christmas Morning Family Photo

Just a quick look (above) at our annual family photo in front of the Christmas tree.  We always post our traditional Christmas pic on the family blog, and I try to then re-post here on my personal blog.

This year, I can honestly say this is the worst I have ever looked.  I don’t care that Christmas Day was my second-last day of Chemotherapy, so half my hair had fallen out and I was about 15kg down on my normal weight.  The point is that I look a bajillion years old.  The other issue I have with this photos, is that I didn’t have time for the usual Lightroom processing, just an Instagram filter. 

Next year has to be better, but in the mean time check out the better looking members of the family, with some more Christmas morning photos below.

Family Christmas morning photo 2019
Family Christmas morning photo 2019
Family Christmas morning photo 2019

2016 Christmas Family Photos

2016 Christmas Family Photos

Well that’s another Christmas done.  Thanks everyone for a great day!

Every year for a long time I’ve done a family photo in-front of the tree on Christmas morning.  This year I decided to take the family photos to the next level, and take group shots of everyone at the homes we visit during the day.  For 2016 we went to my wife’s sister for breakfast, and my sister for lunch.

Check out the gallery below for the three group family photos we did this Christmas.

2016 Santa Photo

2016 Santa Photo

For sixteen years we’ve been taking the kids to see Santa before Christmas.  When the kids were young, the annual Santa Photo would often include tears, but now it’s a bit of fun.

The oldest, Josh (16 years), did try to convince me that he was too old for a photo with Santa.  I told him when he was 18 he could do his own thing, but for now he is still one of the kids.  Our youngest, Karla (7 years), asked if she could also have a Santa Photo on her own.  Middle child Brad (13 years) just smiled when he was told to.

Ten plus years ago you would have to choose one photo, when nobody blinked and everyone was smiling, to be printed.  These days you can also choose to have every high-resolution photo emailed within minutes of sitting down with Santa.  This means you still have access to each picture when the kids change position, and we have that shot of Karla on her own with Santa.  If you’re the type who shares everything on social media, then those pictures can be shared with the family on Facebook straight away.

This year we happened to have two of the kid’s cousins with us, so it was great we could include them in a group Santa Photo, as well as just the two of them to pass onto their parents.

I still had to agonise over which picture Santa’s helpers would print for us, but having all fifteen photos available in high resolution is great.

Our 2016 Santa Photo also appears on our family website –

Christmas morning family photo

Our traditional Christmas morning family photo in front of the tree

Our 2015 traditional Christmas morning family photo

At school recently Karla’s class was asked what Christmas traditions their families had.  Karla didn’t didn’t hesitate to nominate our family photo in front of the Christmas tree.  We’ve been doing these family photos for several years now, since I’ve really gotten into photography, so Karla hasn’t known a Christmas morning without the family photo!  It’s also a good way to get the kids dressed before they’re allowed to open any presents!This year we had a couple of guests staying with us, Lee and Steve from Scotland, so we had a second group photo with all of us (this time we closed the blind so it wasn’t so bright in the window behind us).
I don’t post much to our family blog much these days, but I do make sure the Christmas family photo is there every year.
The above post was originally published to SMJBK –
(If the format of this post looks a little different, it’s because the code was copied from the original post on Google’s Blogger platform.)

Our visitors from Scotland, Lee and Steve, joined us for a second family photo this Christmas