Every year I offer holiday portrait sessions, because this is the time of year more than any other we tend to want to create memories. I have Christmas portraits of my two girls, from every year. It's wonderful to see how much they've changed and grown from year to year, and how much I've grown as a photographer.
This was the year I started to offer holiday portraits. We've come a long way in 6 years.
Clover's first Christmas.
Grace was slightly less amused about having gotten a new sister for Christmas.
She's somewhat happier here.
I had a hard drive failure in 2016 in which I lost many images from 2013 through early 2016. Thankfully I print images every year, so they are not completely lost. These images captured by my friend and fellow photographer Lindsey Smith's digital copies were not lost. More on the importance of printing and backing up images in a future blog.
Without a doubt, this is one of my favorite all time images of Grace. I've tried to recreate this image every year since, but it's never been quite the same.
And Clover. Always so regal. And Beautiful. And Serious.
By 2016 they were better at posing together, although I do have shots with them both together from previous years.
And this year. Both my girls, expressing themselves, being who they are.
I can't emphasize enough the importance of having photographs of your beloved family members, be they human, canine or otherwise. You don't realize until it's too late that you don't have enough. You will never have enough. I photograph my girls often. It's not enough to just have one good picture every year. And while I photograph my girls for Christmas every year, I also have our friend and colleague Lindsey Smith, photograph us as a family for Christmas every year as well.
Look for all our images from this year's Holiday Sessions in our next post.