Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas Card 2016

Right after Thanksgiving we had a Christmas photo session with the photographer who has taken both of our boys newborn photos. We send out Christmas cards every year and we always take the photos ourselves. But this year we decided to go easy on ourselves and have someone else do it for us. We always want to include the girls and it just seemed like a headache to try to get 2 dogs, a toddler and a baby to look good in a photo. So we decided to give the challenge to someone else. Ha!!
We were there for about an hour one Sunday and we walked away with these sweet photos. I like them because they were done in a studio which is different than anything we could ever do ourselves. I've already shared several on my Instagram (@kara2lou) but I wanted to share them here as well! Our sweet little Christmas mini session.
I love Campbell and Madison in this photo. He's got the biggest grin on his face, squeezing her neck so hard and she's just like "agh I hate when he does this to me. Someone please help!" LOL!!!

Sweet little winter wonderland scene. Campbell wouldn't stay still on that sled for longer than .2 seconds and Bennett kept trying to eat the snow. The girls cooperated the best. I always say they're my easiest subjects to photograph!! 
I love these last three photos. I am always drawn to a simple backdrop. It really makes the subject in the photo stand out. She did this just for us because the winter wonderland look wasn't quite working (aka my kids weren't cooperating) so we tried something else. She pulled these vintage Christmas blocks out for Campbell because she knows how much he loves stacking. He started stacking immediately and she got this precious shot of him. I gasped when I saw it. I love it so very much. Bennett wasn't able to sit up on his own yet so she got the vintage high chair out for him. I've noticed that high chair in her photos before and I've always thought it was so cute and unique. She pulled that simple little Christmas tree out and we told Campbell to go up to Bennett and two clicks later we got that shot of the two of them together. I love it!

This is our 2016 Christmas card, front and back. I love how it turned out! It's really different and unique and I'm so glad we have these photos for a fun and different Christmas card look!


  1. Awesome card!! Your girls are so adorable!!

    1. Thank you!! Merry Christmas!!

    2. Thank you and Merry Christmas to you! I love the girl's photos on the other post. I showed my son your doggie photos as we both love dogs and he said "awwww they are so cute!" I told him I know because it's one of the reasons I love following you. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŒฒ

    3. Aw! They are just as sweet as they are cute!! We sure do love our girls!!!