Phoneography and Digital Photo Challenge: Portraiture (Ryan and Finn)

“Never work with kids or pets” is a show business saying frequently attributed to W.C. Fields and while I’m pretty sure it refers to the fact that audiences ignore adult actors when cute kids and/or animals are around it should also serve as a warning to not attempt taking Christmas card pictures when you’re in a hurry.  Being a typical mom on a mission I ignored these words of wisdom and forced Ryan and Finn into a frustrating hour trying for a photo that included both of their heads and could fit on our Christmas cards.  Since this is the middle of December in the Pacific Northwest it was too dark in the house and too wet outside for my iPhone so finding a suitable location was tough. Finn couldn’t sit still (typical dog) and Ryan didn’t want to be told what to do (typical teenager) but I just kept clicking and this image next to our front door and out of the rain was the best of the bunch.

iPhone Monday 12-22-14

To all of my WordPress friends and family I wish you Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for a peaceful and prosperous New Year!  I’ll be away from my computer and regular posts until the end of the month but look forward to catching up with all of your blogs and activities in January.  🙂

*iPhone 6 photo edited with TinType and Snapseed and posted as part of Lens and Pen by Sally’s Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge:  Portraiture.

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52 thoughts on “Phoneography and Digital Photo Challenge: Portraiture (Ryan and Finn)

  1. Love your photo! My son used to put his hand in front of his face when he was a teenager. It was impossible to get a good picture. My daughter loves the camera and vice-versa.

    Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! See you in 2015!


  2. Given all the circumstances it’s a wonderful capture. Our “Christmas Shoot” ended with son kissing his PS3 which promptly turned daughter’s face to stone before stomping off – merry WHAT? Lol – happy holidays 🙂


  3. It is a great photo. Ryan looks like he’s happy, and Finn seems rather dubious about this picture taking thing. I had to laugh about the teen saying “don’t tell me what to do” ….my adult kids still say that 🙂
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Lisa.


  4. Merry Christmas! Great photo – I guess it’s true that if you keep clicking, you’ll get a good one in there somewhere – although it probably only applies to reluctant and wriggly subjects like these two!


  5. this turned out wonderfully! a great mood here. a photo all of you will be grateful to have in years to come.
    wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas and all the best for a Happy New Year. see you in 2015! 🙂


  6. Saw the heading: thought “Finn …? – what happened to John ?!”
    This is a gorgeous idea and a gorgeous result – thank you, Lisa !!!


  7. Very nice capture–your son and his dog. I hope that he was pleased with the results. Happy winter holidays to your family and you. Let’s hope for sunny skies. We have had weeks of grey and rain and cold. Happy Photo Challenge.


    1. Ryan does like this photo, Sally which was a big relief for me since I’ve promised to only post photos of him if he gives me permission first. 🙂 My fingers are crossed for some sun on both coasts this year!


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