Merry Christmas from the Selewicz Family

Merry Christmas from the Selewicz Family 2013

The Selewicz family wishes you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful ride into the new year.

And of course, you can’t have a Christmas card without a cheesy poem. Here is ours:

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the trees
Not a Selewicz was driving, we hadn’t the keys.
But the Caddy was shining, the roof was detached
So we hung from the branches, greeting all those who passed

Now Barbara, Now Tyler, Now Ryan, and Joe
We gathered together with a big Ho! Ho! Ho!
With hearts full of love and holiday cheer,
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Also, since I never posted last year’s card, here’s the Selewicz family sending you a splash of Christmas cheer from Santa Clara University:
Selewicz Christmas 2012

Merry Christmas from the Selewicz Family

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So it’s that time of year, and the Selewicz family climbed up on the roof to do something incredibly dangerous and stupid to get that action filled Christmas card photo that all of the neighbors would be talking about. Ok, maybe there was some Photoshop involved, but shhh, don’t tell anybody!

Merry Christmas to all!

A funny letter my father received regarding this card:

What the hell kind of Christmas card are you sending out to your insurance agent!!! That is a liability bro!!!!!!! I will need to be at next year’s Christmas Card picture just to manage what ever non-liability shot we need for next year. This year we have kids on the roof with no harness, no helmet, no gloves or safety goggles. Your bride is not wearing a reflective vest or cleated shoes for the roof. You are wearing a very looses jacket that can catch onto anything, the ladder is not secured to the house nor have the legs backed up on the ground so it doesn’t slide. I could go on but now I need some egg nog and brandy.

Merry Christmas!

End Notes: All of the photos used to make this composite were taken with the Pentax K20d and the 50mm f/1.4 and put together in Photoshop CS5. There are three main photos involved in this composite, then some others used for little spot fixes. I’ll leave the rest a mystery 😉

Mersereau Family Portraits

Mersereau Family Portraits

For my shoot with Larry, Mikayla, Sophia, and Ben Mersereau, they suggested we go to Griffith Quarry in Penryn, CA and it ended up being a great idea. There were plenty of trees whose leaves were just beginning to change color for the fall letting in just a hint of sunlight. As any photographer who has photographed a baby knows, we had to work fast, but we ended up with some great shots. Continue reading