01 Dec 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!