Holiday PhotosDecember 03, 2015
So, before we begin, let me go ahead and publicly acknowledge that I realize we take a a lot of photos.
Like, a ton.
I can't help it.
Babies don't keep and all that and I honestly love scheming up a photo shoot theme. Formulating my idea, picking the right outfits, styling the shoot and bombarding Christa with all of my ideas really gets my motor running.
This photo session all started with a truck.
I follow Christa on Facebook and spotted one of her high school seniors standing in a field in front of an old, beat up, red and white truck. I had to have it. And I had to toss a Christmas tree on top of it.
Christa sweet talked the owner and we managed to squeeze in a time first thing in the morning on the day we flew home to Virginia for a week.
For the first time ever, Gray wasn't having it on photo day. We just let him be him and throw his trains around and climb all over everything and, despite his anti-photog mood, Christa managed to grab a few shots of my smiling boy. After that, we abandoned the shoot because nobody wants to suffer through a toddler photo session gone rogue.
His early exit just meant we photographed moments that I didn't expect to and I love the results - the very last photos of Justin and I taking down the tree and loading up our car are some of my favorites.
I'm hanging on to the shot that made our Christmas card photo for another day, but these are my faves from the shoot
white blanket | mugs and fair isle blanket from Marshall, similar blanket
that photo of Justin comforting Gray just make my heart flutter.
my hat | tee
agate necklace | gold charm necklace
Can't wait to show you our Christmas card!