It's always so fun to be a small part of a family's holiday season. By taking pictures for Christmas cards, I feel like I'm able to freeze families for a small moment in time and in turn, help preserve those precious memories made during such a joyus time of year. As much fun as Christmas sessions are, it's always a slight bummer that I never get to share those sessions with you. Most families choose to reveal their Christmas card photos on the actual cards, eliminating the need or desire for Facebook sneak peeks and/ or blog posts reguarding their sessions. Yeah, I guess I could post the sessions after the holidays are over, but where's the fun in that?
Enter the Christmas family. (Yes... How fantastic is it that their last names are "Christmas"?!!!) Not only was their session one of my favorites all year (and maybe one of my favorite holiday sessions ever), but they wanted sneak peeks and didn't care if I shared their pictures prior to sending their cards!!! Yea!!!
Lisa, the mom, is super creative and loves coming up with unique ideas. The last few pictures were a special request that resulted in about 5 minutes of insanity and what I can imagine was about 5 hours of clean-up! It was all worth it though! Without further adeiu, meet the Christmas family...
Oh! And I almost forgot to mention that Duke, the furbaby, was the EASIEST dog I've ever photographed. He's not spoiled at all! ;)
Kaylee is such a beautiful little girl! I swear she belongs in an Abercrombie ad!
Duke even smiled for pictures... for real though...
It's the small moments that hold the most memories...
The madness prior to this picture is one for the memory books!
The End. (with a handprint) ;)
Merry Christmas all and may your holiday season be full of blessings and cheer! God bless!