The One I Was Waiting For…

This is it.

This is THE photo from my Christmas 2008.

As soon as I pulled these children’s glow-in-the-dark dinosaur footie pajamas from my stocking – I had a vision.

Me… and the Christmas tree.

So I went in the living room with Arann… positioned him where I wanted to stand… got the camera all ready… then we carefully changed places… and he pushed the shutter… only one time.

It took a lot of patience to wait 2 1/2 weeks to see this image from my Rollei… and because Arann only took one photo… it was either going to be the photo of the year… or it wasn’t…. one of the two….

And… the verdict is?

About the author paige green

Paige Green is a documentary and portrait photographer, whose storytelling approach to photography frequently addresses issues involving agriculture, land use, and food. Her work is featured in nine books and has been published in Glamour, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Country Living, House Beautiful, and Culture. Paige lives in Petaluma, CA with a house full of boys.

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  1. Oh I LOVE IT. Hahahaha can I have a copy? PLEEEEEAAAAASE


  2. The verdict is…I’ve never seen so many presents under a christmas tree! Looks amazing! Wish I had been there to tear them all open like a big kid! By the way, you look very cute in the PJ’s!


  3. hands down funniest christmas photo of the year. you are a good sport to yourself.


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