Archive for the ‘Holiday Portraits’ Category
November and December is always crunch time. Among hanging as many Christmas lights as I can cram on our house, wrapping the presents I bought in April, making a bunch more gifts because I got inspired by Pinterest, watching our favorite holiday movies (which include Die Hard, Love Actually, Elf, It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story and The Snowman), drinking hot toddies and stringing up snowflakes cut from of coffee filters (a new tradition!!) I am reconnecting with LOTS of my sweet clients (and making a few new friends who have been referred) to create their holiday portraits. This year, I felt rather legit because, with the enthusiastic prompting of my little sister, I bought my first professional studio backdrops that I’ve been considering for a year or two. I’ve only been a professional photographer for 13 years now. But I just wasn’t sure that having something like that would suddenly make my images look total cheeseball land. Good news: I am so crazy in love with my “glimmer” backdrop. Not only was it perfectly soft and dreamy for the holidays, it is so beautiful for maternity and baby portraits. I even did gorgeous new head shots for my sister with it sparkling in the background. I love my new “Merry Christmas” garland from Etsy and the “LOVE” pillows showed up quite festively as well! So many wonderful shots this year so thought I’d just do a collection of my favorites. I hope your holidays are as happy and beautiful as mine have been!
I love the holidays. I am crazy about over-the-top Christmas lights. I have boxes and boxes of decorations that I cherish and use to douse my home in holiday cheer. I love the cooking, the music, the parties, the snow and the CARDS. I love seeing which images my friends, family and clients chose from their photo shoots and all the sweet designs. Why I haven’t thought to post my favorite cards before this year is beyond me! (Actually, it is most likely due to the holiday CRASH that I annually experience right about January 1st and lasts through March!!)
A quick & dirty holiday family portrait session for my neighbors, Grant and Katie and their trio. It doesn’t get much cuter than this little crew! Beautiful afternoon window light + Katie’s beautiful paintings in the background + red leather couch = perfect holiday portrait setup. Next year we’ll do all our holiday sessions over there!! Bere needed a little moment to himself. Please note: best way to deal with grumpy four year old is to ignore them and take pictures of everyone else. Doesn’t take them long to realize they are getting left out and they jump back in. No harm no foul.