I just realized I never posted the pictures from our little Christmas card photo session back in December. We had to reschedule once due to all the snow and ended up picking a day that was bitter cold, so we had to take turns running back inside and warming up in between shots. Caroline (from A Better Story Photography) was patient with us, as always, and braved the elements to make sure we got some great shots for our Christmas card this year. She even rushed the processing so I could order my Christmas cards right away. Bless your heart, Caroline - thanks again for going above and beyond.
We started off at home, since I wanted a family photo of us all with the dogs, but they were less than cooperative and Mac was very confused about what the hell was going on.
It's funny and not anywhere close to perfect, but I love this photo below. Both dogs refused to look at the camera and Mac is totally scowling, but I think it's hilarious. This is life!
After that flopped, we decided to head into town to our local Farmers Market, which they had set up as a tree lot and Christmas shop. This is where we got our tree and we spend a lot of time (and money) here, so it's a special little place to us.
We got a few cute shots and then headed inside where it was nice and warm. We checked out all the Christmas goodies - ornaments, decorations, baked goods, flowers, plants, candies, lights, etc.
And then back outside quickly to get a couple family shots in the trees. Of course, Mac was less than thrilled to be there and didn't want anything to do with smiling or looking at the camera. I'm honestly shocked that the photos turned out as well as they did, with him being so sour and cranky that day. Excellent job, Caroline!
One more quick stop inside to warm up. I had to bribe Mac with a giant sugar cookie. That finally made him smile! And there's the money shot...this photo made the front of the Christmas card! Pure happiness!
We ended up heading back home to see if we could get one or two more good shots of the little guy. He was still a bit fussy, but excited to get close to the Christmas tree and play with the ornaments that he'd been eyeing. :) I love the mischievous twinkle in his eyes in these photos. Like he's just waiting for him moment to take down the entire tree.
Photos: A Better Story Photography
Outfits styled by: Dacy of Mindful Closet (I have an entire post on this to come)