Dec 01, 2011

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!

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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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allana LOVE THIS!!

These are my favorite Christmas photos I have ever seen! So cute and fun. :) (without all the stuffiness)

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