Christmas Mini Sessions…with a twist!


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!

Nicola Toon
  • Veronica Reeve
    Posted at 02:26h, 01 December Reply

    I love everything about these. So inspiring – beautiful colors, expressions, and the setup was worth the effort because it looks perfect. Great work!

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 02:29h, 01 December Reply

    Nicola, These are AMAZING!! Love them!!!! I love that you talk about not being too over the top buy dressing down in Christmas Jammies instead of the traditional Christmas dresses and such! Beautiful work!

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 02:31h, 01 December Reply

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

  • allana
    Posted at 12:24h, 01 December Reply


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