I just LOVE this time of year to give and receive Christmas cards. I plot for months in advance what I want to do and start scheming our clothing choices. I like to make our card fun and silly and my goal is to bring a smile to the face of those far away, and hopefully share what our family is all about. This is a double sided card. click to enlarge this collage from the back of our card to see some of my favorites.
My photographer friend, Katie Evans, did a great job! I told her I wanted a lot of candid interacting shots, and that I would try not to micromanage the shoot and let her do her thing. But she said she didn’t mind if I did….so I did…just a little….ok, maybe a lot. I just had ideas I wanted to execute.
I love this one below. You can’t pose this kinda stuff. The double hug on the left melts my heart. And my hubby has a cute look on his face, too.
Moms, I KNOW what it is like to hope for cooperation from children–and we don’t always get that! See my face below–pure exasperation! Believe me…I know what it is all about. I want all my clients to know that I can turn into “crazy mom” sometimes when my family is being photographed. Then I have to remind myself that it. never. helps. So then I remember to just relax and have fun with all the craziness that comes along with a family photo shoot.
I had Katie come into our home before we ventured out to capture us just relaxing. We often all pile on the same couch for a good book reading. The image below, I just ordered as a 16×20 canvas. It is life as we know it.
This is what it looked like straight out of the camera
Isn’t she a cutie? Wearing my orange sweater, she could have jumped right into our family pic. A collage I made for my hubby and mom for Christmas (shhh, don’t tell) that I print as an 8×8 mounted and with an easle for a table/desk top.
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