We booked a photo shoot with this wonderful photographer over Thanksgiving weekend and we had a scenic outdoor location all picked out. We got a few outside shots, but it was SOOOOO windy and cold that we just couldn’t pull it off. So we improvised and went inside a gelato shop. It ended up being a ton of fun and we all laughed so hard. I love that we have such great memories from the photo shoot!
We can be a tough crew to photograph, but she did a wonderful job and spent a lot of time capturing our personalities. I will be sharing more of the photos from this session at a later date, but for now I wanted to show you the one we picked for our Christmas card.
We decided that hot cocoas would be a fun prop for the photo and that made my daughter very happy. My son does not drink cocoa though, and is rather disgusted by whipped cream so we did consider this one for a minute. LOL!
I wanted a nice card design to go with our photo – something simple and elegant, so I was thrilled when I found Pinhole Press thanks to Peppermint’s pick of the week on episode 21 of The Digi Show. Both Hubby & I loved this one so it was easy to choose. We were a little late in getting them ordered so our friends and family didn’t get them until right before Christmas. That’s something I’ll do better with next year! I’m very happy with the quality from Pinhole Press and I will use them again in the future.
I scraplifted the idea from my printed cards to create a digital version to show here.
fonts are Eurostile & Constantia
I personally love holiday cards that include a photo (even as an insert) because I love to see the people I care about. We try to include a picture every year. It’s probably one of the more stressful things about Christmas for us because I never like to get my picture taken. I always just want to send out one of only the kids, but Hubby makes me get out of my comfort zone and get in front of the camera. Even though I battle him on this at times, I’m grateful that he reminds me of what’s important. I know it seems contradictory that I want everyone else to send me a picture of them, but I don’t want to do the same. I’m working on that, I promise! I do love that we have this picture of all of us together, I’m so grateful for that treasure. We had so much fun getting our pictures taken that it really made it a great experience. Thanks to my sweet friend Rachel and her fabulous Remember This Photography!