Christmas Mini Sessions…with a twist!
I love Christmas. I was born at Christmas so maybe it’s just in my blood, but I definitely get nostalgic and giddy this time of the year.
Like most other photographers in years past I have offered “Christmas” mini sessions, which gives clients the opportunity to score themselves some great photos to use for their annual family Christmas cards. These sessions were typically a scaled down version of a regular photo session in a great outdoor location, everyone dressed in their best and normally occurring some time in the fall.
Which is all lovely, but doesn’t exactly say “Christmas”. I decided this year that I would offer something a bit different. I was determined to provide my clients with Christmas card images that actually portrayed…..”Christmas”.
It was definitely more work as I had to construct a bit of a set and my home became a makeshift studio for a few days, but I think the results definitely paid off. I had clients dress their little ones in Christmas pajamas to fit the theme and get that festive holiday feel without being TOO over the top.
And don’t forget – these amazing Christmas images don’t only have to be used for your holiday cards! Every year I put up a couple of my own Christmas canvases of my own kids, which adds another element to my holiday decorating and always gets people talking.
Happy December everyone!
napcp contributor meet Nicola Toon
About the Contributor: Cambridge child photographer, Nicola Toon specializes in newborn, baby and child photography using exclusively natural light. Hulahoop Childrens Photography creates one of a kind baby, child and family portraits for the Kitchener/Waterloo area.
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