The Makings of a Christmas Card

So you read my tips  for painlessly capturing your holiday photo.  Well, I thought I would share my session with my kids.  Every year, my kids know mom’s going to bug them for a Christmas card picture.  They dread it.  I pulled out all the tricks, I mean ALL the tricks in my bag to get my kids to cooperate for this little mini session.  If there was an audio from this session it wouldn’t sound as pretty as these pictures look but thank goodness there wasn’t.  So I’m going to go on thinking that life is as blissful as these images make it appear.

I loved the texture of this urban location, brick, stone, oxidized metal.  Although my kids are still children, they think they are all grown up.  I thought they would embrace a cool and hip idea more than a cutesy one.


Goodness, it’s like he grew up overnight!!

Nice large rusted snowflake!  Perfect!!

Her fake laugh, which ends up making us all laugh!

I think she’s warmed up now.  “fa la la la laaaaa”

A little bit of a grown up pose for me, but the texture of the fir hood, the brick, the stone.  I love it!  And most importantly she’s smiling!

I love her eyes!

A silly outtake, she pretends she’s getting married.  He’s horrified.

Me: Now look at each other and pretend you like one another.  Hurry! Just pretend!  Quick we’re almost done!!



December 15, 2011 - 1:48 pm

Beth - These are SO great! The commentary is real and sooooo reassuring! And I have to say that the very first picture of Jack is astoundingly good! He looks like a model for Abercrombie!!!!

December 15, 2011 - 7:49 pm

Dewi - LOVE LOVE LOVE the photos Nicole!

December 15, 2011 - 9:53 pm

Kristin - I just love the backdrop and sheer honesty about the experience. I can’t wait for you to photograph my cubs! thanks for sharing!

February 14, 2012 - 4:53 pm

The Makings of a Christmas Card – Part 2 » Nicole Lubin Photography - […] If you haven’t been following along, be sure to read the previous posts,  tips for a painless holiday photo and the makings of a christmas card. […]

March 29, 2012 - 2:10 am

Leigh Marvin Macey - Nicole – you are so unbelievably talented! Your kids are gorgeous and you have captured them in an amazing way. Love the textures (and the flower pictures too).

April 1, 2012 - 7:28 pm

Nicole - Thanks Leigh!

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