Christmas has always been one of my favorite times of the year. When I was young it was the anticipation of Santa coming and getting all the wonderful gifts from friends and family! Now that I am older and wiser, it is not about the gifts, but it is about family and friendships. Having your love ones near you and spending time with them. :-)
Christmas Portrait Time!
Next week we will begin decorating the studio for Christmas! I also have several nice sets for Christmas portraits.
O Little Town of Bethlehem
A precious set that looks good in color, sepia or black and white. I also have angle costumes and adult costumes. Great for a whole family!
A really fun set…
I have been wanting to do this for years!
And of course, we are the perfect clowns for this photo opp!
Lights and Elegance
Isn’t this lovely! Would make a beautiful painting or formal portrait as well!
This background is great for one person or whole families. Thank you Santa for modeling for me!
Simple & Classic
This simple classic Christmas Portrait is one of my all time favorites! It is timeless and great for Christmas Cards, holiday wall decor and gifts.
We also have gift items from jewelry, to water bottles & mugs, purses, wallets, & totes. Lovely Christmas Ornaments that you and your loved ones will cherish for years to come.
To schedule Christmas portraits call 205-982-3311 or email me at email@example.com
I look forward to hearing from you today!
God has His paint brush out and is painting the landscape. I am looking forward to taking some amazing portraits during the next few weeks. Fall colors are a wonderful backdrop for portraits.
Fall Family Portraits
This is one of my favorite family portraits, that I have taken. And yes, on that day, the colors were that vibrant!
My family and I. This photo has the look of Hand Tinting that I used to do so much of in the days of film.
I will also be booking portrait sessions in the studio. This is an updated photo of my family. I took it a couple of weeks ago:
We’ve not changed much since last year. For years I have wanted to take a photo of us in the studio with this more contemporary look.
Christmas Photography Sessions
Before I close out this blog post, I wanted to share with you a sneak peek of one of our Christmas Sets:
I have been wanting to do this for a long time and now have the space! I love it in color, but take a look at this same set in black & white!
It also looks very good in sepia:
Precious for Christmas Cards, wall portraits to decorate during the Christmas Holidays. I love the added verse (Mrs. J’s – the mom- suggestion). This set is great for small children or the whole family. I even have angel costumes that would be perfect with this.
A thank you to Mrs. J and her two children Miss S. & Mr. B. for standing in as models for me.
To schedule fall or Christmas portraits, call 205-982-3311. Or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Let me add a PS here:
I am hoping to get Santa to come here in November. It may have to be on a weekday. If you are interested in portraits with Santa, please call me to get on a the list. Thanks so much!
Just a quick reminder that the annual Hoover Hayride & Family Night is Saturday October 27th! (Tomorrow night.) This is so much fun!
We love having a booth there every year and passing out candy to the little Trick a Treat’ers. Be sure to stop by our booth, say “Hi” and register for our drawing for a Complimentary Session to include a Framed 16×20 Wall Portrait! The lucky winner will be announced on this blog and our Facebook page on Sunday!
The last holiday of the summer, where we say goodby to the pool, lake, beach and summer fun. One last BBQ, well unless you live in the deep south. We cook outside on the grill all the time! Love it! And we also like to wait until the cooler weather comes to eat out of doors. Humidity an bugs not near as bad.
While we think of Labor Day as another 4 day weekend, summer clearance sales and new fall and winter merchandise being stocked in the stores, it is actually a holiday to recognize the social and economic achievements of American Workers.
The first Labor Day was celebrated on September 5th, 1883. A Tuesday. Since then the first Monday in September has been set aside to celebrate this holiday. In 1894 it became a legal, national holiday.
Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor is said to have suggested the holiday however, others credit Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire,to have founded the holiday. I believe the confusion might be in the last name as they are pronounced the same and both me very involved in the labor organizations. Either way, another good holiday for us to enjoy with our families.
How do you spend this last holiday of the summer? Cookouts? Shopping? Going to the Lake/Beach/Pool? Visit family? However you choose to spend it, have a very Safe & Happy Labor Day!