Happy Holidays

Twice the kids = 4 times the work? What kind of maths is that?!?


So if you’ve read my previous post, you are up to speed on the happenings around here. After nearly an entire year, we added to our family, and we couldn’t be happier.




Having twice the kids doesn’t equal twice the amount of work or time. It’s more like quadruple. It’s not a complaint in any way, but more an observation. I get how 1 + 1 = 2, but 1 + 1 = 4? I’m not that great at the maths. Must be because I’m only half asian. 😉

So Christmas is around the corner. my kids have already stated the long list of things they want.My wife and I don’t do Christmas for each other… at least not in the normal sense. We get presents from “the kids” that we actually pay for, but let the kids present them to each of us as if coming from them.

So as with every year, we do a Christmas card. Ours is running a little late this year (remember, not twice as much time… 4 times as much). Plus it snowed this past weekend, which wasn’t a bad thing. It actually gave it more a wintery holiday look outside. Unfortunately it wasn’t a lot of the white stuff, just a small dusting that immediately turned to slick ice and slush.

In any case, I thought maybe I could use the snow to my advantage. The crap part of it was it was freezing outside. I think it hovered in the mid 20’s, which is fine for me because I can stupidly stand outside in the cold and take pictures all day. My kids, on the other hand, shouldn’t be out in that kind of weather… for long at least.

So we bundled them up as best as we could and worked fast. It was probably around 3-4PM (I forget), and was overcast. I had a streaklight 360 at full power in a 32″ softbox. In hindsight I should have put it much closer to them, but again, it was cold, and I was trying to work fast.

Fuji XPro-2

Fuji XF 50-140mm f/2.8 @ f/5.6

ISO 200

1/125 shutter speed

I was trying to tell them to look sad and not cheese for the camera. They didn’t do too bad. Skylar looks cold and sad-ish… Liem looks like the ever- comforting big brother taking care of his little sister.


Sending you warm wishes and holiday cheer to you and your families. 🙂


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