Usually, Kanye West hates photographers with a camera-smashing rage, but in this case, he was in control of finding one for his soon to be in-laws!
According to a source, Kanye was in control, like a god one might say, of orchestrating the Kardashian Christmas card:
“It turns out that Kanye was the puppet master behind the photo shoot, as he provided art direction, sketches, and costume and makeup ideas."
What a Renaissance man!
Kanye actually approached a total of three different photographers to take the shot, with Annie Leibovitz and Mario Testino turning him down!
Why would anyone ever deny Yeezus? Budgetary constraints, apparently!
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians production company fitting the bill could only spare $250,000, and according to the source, it was a little too low for Annie, who reportedly is heavily in debt: