Holiday Catch Up!

As I think I mentioned previously, I was incredibly busy during the holidays fulfilling orders for clients and doing last minute sessions for Christmas cards, and while I was getting everything to clients...blogging had to take a back seat.  So, seeing as today is a snow day I thought it would be a great time to catch up on some blogging that I had to skip over in December.  Here are a few highlights of short sessions I did during the holiday season:

Charlie and Polly
My mom's side is all from Clarksville, Tennessee, so over Thanksgiving, we visited my family there.  I was so lucky to photograph my sweet cousin, Katy's children Charlie and Polly for their Christmas card.  Here are a few of my favorites from their session in Tennessee.

The Browne Family
When a close friend Mark came to me asking to have a photograph of him and his older brothers as a surprise Christmas present for their grandmother, I knew it would be a fun event to say the least :)  Mark and his brothers are quite the funny bunch, and I was a little worried they wouldn't take the session seriously, because it was with me.  However, they were all great and very cooperative and I've been told that their grandmother absolutely loved her large print.  Here are a few favorites from that session:

The Self Family
In December, I had the pleasure of photographing the Self's for their Christmas card.  Lauren and Tyler were wonderful to work with, and absolute pros at posing for pictures.  Their card turned out adorable, and the whole shoot was great.  It helps to have such gorgeous/handsome models and all of the amazing decor in their home didn't hurt!  Here are a few of my favorites from their session:

The Werner Family
Last but not least...we had my family's Christmas card pictures, which always end up being last minute.  It never fails that we seem to not be able to get together and take our pictures until it's almost too late...then it just becomes a battle of whether or not we will have to send it as a Happy New Years card instead of a Christmas Card (although, we have a pretty good record...we've only once been so behind that we had to send out a New Years card).

I figured that the older we got, the easier this would get...but it doesn't.  No one is ever happy with where they stand, and it's a battle to get someone to have to be the girl who is forced to sit down in the picture (in case you're wondering, I played the martyr this year and agreed to sit down in the chair).

In case you're wondering, taking our picture went something like mom acts as my stand in and I pose her with my three younger siblings.  I get the lighting and posing set up, and then once I think it is good to go I give my dad the camera, and I take my mom's place.

Here is the final card:


inside left

inside right


It has become kind of customary to include outtakes in our family card, because there are always SO many of them.  Anyhow, it ended up working out okay, and thanks to overnight shipping, we were able to get these out on December about procrastination.

I have a few more 2010 first year photo shoots to post, and I will just about have 2010 blogging wrapped up!

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