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2014 Christmas Photos

November 24, 2014

Being that Christmas is right around the corner, I wanted to get a jump start on ordering our Christmas cards. We're the family that is almost always running late, so I'm making it my goal this year to have our Christmas cards ordered by December 1st so that we can get them out in time! First, I needed some photos to put ON the Christmas cards. Since we decided to decorate for Christmas a little bit early this year, it was the perfect opportunity to snap some photos of the kids! (I still can't believe I get to say kids with an "s". We are so blessed!)

I decided to use the Christmas tree as a backdrop for Luca's pictures, because who doesn't love the gorgeous bokeh? Jonah, on the other hand, I KNEW would not sit and pose for a photo, so after perusing Pinterest, I decided to incorporate one of his favorite toys and cross my fingers I'd get some cute candids.

All in all, I love how they turned out and am really excited to design this year's Christmas card! Here's a look at some of my favorites:










I should probably add that it was 50 degrees here yesterday! Thank you, Photoshop, for allowing me to make it snow :)

And? My favorite photo of the day? The "picture-perfect" sibling photo:


HAH! I cannot help but giggle at this picture. I will treasure it for years to come, because it truly is a glimpse into what life with a newborn and toddler looks like :)

Are you taking or having Christmas pictures taken this year? Also, would anyone be interested on a tutorial explaining how to get that "bokeh" look to your Christmas tree photos? I've had quite a few people ask me to teach them, so I thought maybe a post explaining how to use your DSLR may be helpful :)
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