Home for Christmas
I can’t believe I never blogged this session! I went to send the link to a prospective client and discovered I’d never even posted it. I do larger family sessions around Christmas every year, so if you’re looking to do one with your family, here is a great example!
This was one of my favorite families to work with last year. They have such a wonderful connection with each other, which is obvious in the photos. But not only that, they truly just trusted me to “do my thing”. Music to a photographer’s ears! As with many large family sessions, this was the first time they’d been all together in a while, so they wanted to make sure to document it while they were home for Christmas. This was also at the girls’ childhood home, which was incredibly special. They had an awesome yard, perfect for some group family photos! We were even able to use a favorite tree of theirs.
This happened to be a gift to the parents, which is a fantastic idea if you’d like to give grandparents something special and different this year for the holidays. I loved the fact that Grandma wanted to incorporate Christmas family traditions into their session. After getting the classic family shots, we went inside their lovely home and the kids decorated Christmas cookies! This was so FUN to photograph but also just to watch! haha.
One of Debby’s (grandma) big requests was to have one of their oyster roasts documented. This became such a treasured family tradition that they installed an special table outside specifically for this purpose! It was so cool and a total honor for me. I’m sure this is one of their favorite parts of their album they ordered from this session. Definitely one of mine!
I had such a blast with this family. They were so warm and welcoming. I felt like I was hanging out with my own extended family, which shows how amazing they were. I hope they enjoy these memories forever.
Has it been a while since your last family portrait? Will everyone be home for Christmas this year? Hit that contact button, and let’s document it!