We try to schedule a family photo session once a year around the holidays to capture at least ONE good shot of all of us that we can put on a Christmas card. Here is a sweet short video my hubby Scott created of us on location at the beautiful Cloverleaf Farms where we had our shoot this past weekend…
photographer : Abbey Lindsey of DylanBluePhotography.com
short film : JaWaViFilms.com
music : an original piano piece by my mother in law, Jeanie, that she created just for me years ago, called “Jennifer’s Song.”
For some reason these sessions bring me a bit of anxiety. In addition to second guessing everyone’s outfits (except Taco’s – his doggie sweater was actually the first one I bought!), I worry about everyone acting right and not making goofy faces the whole time (please no temper tantrums or refusals to listen to the photographer). One of my absolute favorite things about the holidays is receiving Christmas cards in the mail that have pictures of my friends with their families on them. That’s also why I love sending out my own photo cards to show those friends how my kids have grown…and hopefully that Scott and I have aged well…Ha!!! Luckily about 5 minutes into our photo session, I realized that I could relax and that sometimes the goofy smiles are the ones that reflect real life… and isn’t that what family photographs are all about?? This video shows how wonderful the kids were and how blessed I am to have this amazing family.
Do you send out holiday cards with family photographs on them?