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Christmas Tree Farm Day 2- Holiday Family Photos

I rounded out my year with these amazing families for my last day of holiday family photos. Ponderosa Tree Farm in Egg Harbor City played host to our portrait session.

So many families trust me to capture their memories, and I want you to know I feel honored.  The eight families that game out, were gorgeous and the weather was perfect. I had so much fun getting smiles and being silly. Their smiles are genuine. The love for each other comes out in these photographs. That is what I live for.

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 Christmas Tree Farm holiday pictures

I love Christmas. It is the perfect time for busy families like my own to get some quick picture of their family for the holiday cards. Or sometimes the kiddies are too little, that parents are afraid of a long photography session.

Enter Minisessions at the Christmas Tree Farm. Mini sessions are shorter family photo shoots but just as a fun. I provide a styled scenario with Christmas props and signs for you to use plus blanket. If you are interested in booking a family session, then contact me today.

Enter Tree Farm holiday pictures. Tree farms are similar to beaches. They provide a blank canvas. And nothing says Christmas more than a Christmas tree.

I was able to capture some really fun families who brought the cutest kids around. I also love the outfits the families chose making cool combos of plaid, grays, and reds, and jewel toned colors. When choosing outfits for your holiday photos, you can either go very casual and laid back or dress up with polos, dresses and blazers. Which outfits are your favorites?

Of course, my favorites photos from the day are the silly or funny ones that never make the card.

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Jersey Shore Beach Christmas photos

Growing up at the Jersey Shore is special. And enjoying the beach through all seasons is one of the treasures of living by the shore. The sun is just as beautiful as it rises and sets. The air is just as fresh coming off the ocean. And while it is cold, seeing snow on the dunes is magic. I wanted to offer my clients a special beach Christmas mini session since we all love the ocean in the winter feel. It is something fun to come in regular clothes and still climb the sand dunes.

 

Thank you to all my clients who allowed me to capture their family’s memories at the Jersey shore.

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Baby Charlotte was so perfect for our newborn pictures ! She loved to stare at me! You can tell she is really looking and you and studying all your features. She was so fun to capture. Her sweet face as she slept was so much fun and I did a majority of the photos from the session in the first 30 minutes. And she she smiled in her sleep, and I was able to capture it on my camera. I love giving parents a happy smile in their newborn images.  I think I like her awake pictures just as much as her angelic sleeping ones.

 

To book your newborn baby photo session, contact me today via the contact tab as I am booking into early 2017!

I also will be opening up some space in a photography studio, so stay tuned!

 

 

I am a huge believer in Christmas cards. If you don’t send me one, you are not in my tribe. End of story.

I am kidding (but am I tho?) I love the excitement I feel checking the mail all of December.  Disclaimer ** I send mine out the day before Thanksgiving, around 2pm so they arrive on Black Friday or so.**   I like getting mine out, done. I have send my holiday cheers early, checked something off of my to do list since every one has such a long one around holidays. And I like being the original, so if someone has an identical one, I send mine first.  I use my cards to decorate my cabinets by hanging them up with thick velvet ribbon. I enjoy looking at them all month long. My family even saves years past and put them all in a basket to look through. At family dinners, we all take turns pulling out a card and saying a prayer, a memory, or what that family means to us.

Christmas cards and holidays

Photo courtesy of Allie Wilson Photography

 

So when I say I believe in them, I really mean it. And my years are limited. At what age do you stop sending photo cards? I don’t think when my boys are in their 20s and not even living with me, I can send them so why not enjoy it now.

But as much as I love getting cards and keeping them for years, the agony that I put myself through for months leading up to getting the card done is madness.

I say every year that I will get my family picture taken by July so I won’t have to torture myself. But I don’t. I love fall light, and all my favorites are in the October sun so my kids have to deal with outfits, starting in September. I usually have family pictures taken around then, but I often like to do my own pictures with my boys for my mini sessions as a backup.

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My Landon entertaining me….

Once I actually have the images in my computer, the real fun begins. I am so indecisive.

Should I go one big picture of us all on the front? Or should I do individual pictures of the four boys?  What designs do I like?

I search all the usuals suspects (mpix, minted, tiny prints, shutterfly, etc.), plus Etsy sells templates that I can buy and add pictures. I have found that I prefer 5×7 flat cards.

I have 4×6 cards from last year that I ordered but decided I didn’t like so they never have been sent. Maybe in 15 years, I can do a throw back Christmas card, since I have 100 sitting right here.

This year, foil is super popular. As is keepsake ornaments that pop out of the card.

I have done a year in review, but I don’t think people enjoy those much, and calculating miles driven or milk gallons bought is no fun! I sometimes do multiple styles and send to different levels of people. If you are in my tribe and care about your cards like I do, you get the favorite one, but if you don’t care or don’t even bother sending me one, then you may get my other styled cards.

ONCE I have done all the torturing and changing my mind, I am hopefully happy with my decision. I like to make the envelope pretty so I head over to Pinterest for all the script options that give me inspiration or good ideas for creative address styling.

As I sit down usually one night and bang these puppies out, I swear I am going to have them typed up for next year or even use postable.com so I can be done quicker.

So if you are one of my tribe and understand my craziness, leave a comment that I am not alone.

 

Below are some of the proofs from last year that I was undecided about.

Photos by Kristina Elizabeth Photography

 

Christmas Card ideas and inspiration

 

I am in the midst of my madness this year.

Will I go card, foil, ornament, etc.??? Possibilities are endless.

Stay tuned to see what I come up with!!

  • Karen Buchanan - Karrie,

    I love getting your cards. It is great to see the boys growing up (although too quickly). My boys are at the age where I am struggling (and have been for a few years) as to whether to continue my collage cards or do just one photo or maybe a ‘throwback’ of favorites from the past. SO MANY TOUGH DECISIONS…..lol. I have a box in the attic with each years photo cards that I receive from people. I LOVE looking back on them.

    Anyway, can’t wait to get your card this year. You’ll have to wait to see what direction I go (although I do have an idea). If I get a good photo at Thanksgiving, everything could change though.

    Good luck this year! Can’t wait to check my mail on Black Friday;)ReplyCancel

    • daviskarrie - I loved getting all your cards. You made collages before anyone! I like the throwbacks, I plan on doing them when my boys get older! xoxoReplyCancel