With Christmas just around the corner, I am working on my Christmas cards. I am a professional procrastinator so not surprisingly, I am running behind schedule. However, armed with a truckload of Christmas props from my Christmas decoration bin and a gorgeous Christmas dress for the Bean, I headed over to my sisters apartment to take a shot at shooting my own Christmas card photos. The first challenge in photographing toddlers’, is the fact that I am simply not a photographer. I headed to this photo shoot armed with a point and click camera and a smart phone, which is all the equipment I am capable of handling. Lucky for me, my sister lives in an amazing building with a huge ballroom on the top floor. We headed into the ballroom, and unleashed the Bean, handing her a variety of Christmas props and began shooting, 2 camera phones at a time. I shot hundreds of photos, the majority of which were a blurred version of my dear Bean racing across the dark wood floors of a rather majestic room. In the end the best pictures came towards the end of the morning when the Bean began to tire out and I learned that when photographing toddlers, it is all about the numbers because you normally get one good picture for every hundred taken. I did manage to get a few great shots but (much to my hubby’s chagrin) we will still be heading out to the local mall for our annual family photo, I am simply not ready to take on the group shot.