It’s Christmas Eve! And today I’m sharing my last set of Holiday Short Story Sessions. If you want to check out my earlier posts, visit my blog and view the category Short Story Sessions.
Ok, I’ll be truthful…this was quite literally the shortest session ever because it was with my own children! I know some of you may think that my daughter probably loves being in front of the camera because she’s been used to it since she’s been a baby. Well, she doesn’t mind the camera so much, as long as I’m not the one taking the photographs. She knows that I run a photography studio and that clients, newborns to adults, come to me to be photographed . She appreciates that I love taking photographs of my clients and of her and her little brother. One of the cutest things she does is comment on photos I have up on my computer screen while editing. She admires cute kids, beautiful smiles and poses. For some reason though, she really likes to make me work to get anything from her. She also has her own ideas of what the photos should look like. So really, I take what I can get. Even if this means I get cheesy smiles (I DO NOT ask her to say CHEESE) or get stone cold looks or frowns on purpose. And my son, well, these photos were taken in November when he was 5 months and he really just wanted to be in my arms for the most part. Like I said, I take what I can get. Without further a due, my two kiddos, the two halves of my heart, Ms. Mila and Mr. Marek…
This is generally how the session went:
May I see your beautiful smile? Don’t you love the holiday set up I’ve created for you? No? Not digging it? Ok. I’m such a boring mother, I know. SNAP.
Oh, wait you love your brother don’t you? She’s not sure.
So how about that smile. Can I get a sweet smile out of you two? Ok, I’ll take that!
So I was thinking we could do something different for this photo shoot. Oh wait, what? You have your own suggestion? Oh, I see you thinking posing with your head tilted to the side would be nice. Ok, you look cute darling.
You’re getting a kick out of really making me work for these photos.
Oh you’re appreciating all the hard work mom put into this session!
Just be there and be your cute self my love.
Hey bud! (that’s our family nickname for this guy). Aren’t you a happy little fellow? Oh, I know you’re not impressed with your hair. We will trim it, I promise.
Look it’s a mini christmas tree. Oh and that wreath looks kind of cute on your head.
Happy? Not Happy?
Thanks for the smile babe.
It’s ok, you don’t have to look into the camera. The view outside is beautiful, I know.
Christmas mug shots.
MERRY EVERYTHING EVERYONE!!!
P.S. If you’re wondering about the faux taxidermy on the wall and the beautiful coffee table on wheels, the taxidermy was created by Vancouver artist Sam. The furniture was custom built from reclaimed wood by Studio 126, a local furniture store located in Chinatown, Vancouver. Thank you Studio 126! Gorgeous furniture! The taxidermy, along with other products from local artists and businesses may also be purchased from Studio 126.
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Interested in my ever-popular Short Story Sessions? Dates for 2015 will be released soon. I offer these sessions at select times of the year and spots are always limited. My clients and newsletter recipients are some of the first to learn about dates and get dibs on booking sessions. So sign up for my NEWSLETTER and not only will you hear about my Short Story Session availability, but you’ll also learn about any promotions I may be offering and what’s going on with my studio. Learn more about my Short Story Sessions here. Of course, if you’re interested in a session for your family or for someone you know, feel free to email me directly at email@example.com.