DEAR SANTA…LET US EXPLAIN; FAMILY HOLIDAY PHOTO SHOOT 2016

Its become a tradition….our annual holiday photo shoot! There’s always so much thought put into our theme for our holiday cards… and this year was a mixed bag.  I wanted our 2016 card to be fun and funny…but I also wanted some family photos that were more glammed up.

We rented a studio again because you can’t go wrong with an all-white setting.  I also wanted to capture our family hanging out in a “bedroom” with PJ’s and having a pillow fight.

The last scene shot was us in a “prison line-up.”  At the stage my kids are in right now – its all about them being naughty AND nice!  The expressions on their faces really made our Christmas card a hit!  Sharing some of my favorite photos…there were too many good ones to choose from.

Photo shoots with kids can be a bit stressful – so here are my top 10 tips for nailing an epic toddler photo shoot.  Check it out!

Shout out to my crew that made this shoot a huge success:

Photography:  Erica Melissa

Stylist:  Toni Lowe

Studio:  Little River Studios
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Snippet from our holiday card:

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GET YOUR JINGLE ON! 2015 FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT UNVEILED

It’s Christmas time!  Sharing our 2015 Family Holiday Photos.  For our session this year, I wanted to capture two vibes.  One was a dressy/glam look.  So our boys were in tuxedoes and girls in red fancy dresses.  And for our second look – we did the opposite.  We shot in pajamas “at home” in a relaxed setting (i.e., studio).  Bobbi Elle is all into baking now – so it was fun to do some shots in the kitchen baking cookies.  I was also able to convince my Dad to get in a few of the photos with us!

AJ was a handful on set!  At 1.5 years old – he wasn’t really interested in sitting around for photos – but what else can you expect from a toddler!  All in all – we had a fun shoot and a ton of great photos for our family album.  Enjoy!

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