This session was full of Christmas cheer, but it actually took place in August! I know you might think that’s a little too early for holiday photos, but it’s not really! Every year I have tons of people wait until the first week of December to get in touch with me for Christmas photos and I have to break it to them that I don’t take holiday sessions after Thanksgiving!
It takes time to edit photos, help my clients decide what they want to purchase, design their products and make changes, order their products from my print lab, wait for their orders to arrive, then check and package them and arrange drop off! So if you want to order holiday cards to go out in early to mid-December, there’s simply no time to get that done if we don’t have your photos taken by the end of November. I always really appreciate when clients book early, because it makes me really disappointed to have to turn away families who want me to capture their Christmas memories!
My client Kelly wastes no time when it comes to planning her Christmas photos each year! She had so many outfits and props ready for us to use for her three adorable pups! Last year I met Laci and Luci for the first time, and this year I got to meet their newest addition, little Levi! I love the L theme she has going on with her pups, especially because my mom, sister and I are all L names too (Lorraine, Lisa and Laura)!
For such a young pup, Levi rocked his first shoot! We actually started with some first birthday photos for him, and he and I got to know each other before we did our holiday setups. Here are some of his adorable birthday photos!
Then we changed up our backdrops and outfits and started our holiday photo setups! First we did some shots on the champagne sequin backdrop with some snowballs and an elf that Kelly had. The pups coordinated with their adorable elf outfits. Then we did an outfit change and Kelly set up a gorgeous red balloon display to match the pups' red outfits. We also had the dogs pose with a beautiful frame full of all the pups' paw prints, even their late pup Lexi (another L!) and Kelly and her husband's thumbprints. It was such a beautiful piece that celebrates their family, and it was so nice to be able to incorporate it into their photos. After that, we headed outside to take a few photos of each of the dogs on the front porch. Kelly set up a bubble machine to get some fun shots of the dogs surrounded by bubbles. Laci actually didn't love the bubbles, so we turned them off for her, but Luci and Levi didn't mind them at all!
Here are some more of my favorite photos from that day!
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