Twas the night before Christmas and I was with my sister at her dads house as is tradition every christmas eve. I had my camera with me ready to capture excited expressions on the kids faces as they opened their gifts. I still haven’t learned the fundamentals of using an SLR camera so I keep it on automatic, but it makes it difficult to take quality pictures in the evening. The children were sleepy after a long day yet hyped up on sugar at the same time, and that combination, along with my cameras slow shutter speed, created whimsical images that look as I imagine the children felt through all of the christmas excitement.

Children make christmas fun.