It's been such a busy season for me (as it is with any photographer!) with family photo sessions. But I've been lucky to be working on other jobs as well that have nothing to do with the holidays! I finally feel like my photography business is taking off (it always takes a little while for word-of-mouth to take off). I've been working on a variety of photo shoots including product photography, hair styling/color/salon portraits and even a wedding! I don't actually do weddings (the pressure of that, as well as the true fear of Bridezillas, made me swear I wouldn't do them), but this particular wedding was so special, small and intimate and more importantly - I knew the family and that made it even more meaningful for me (for a variety of reasons). I will share that soon. I've also been doing some design consultations and graphic design work! Add in my children's schedules (Middle School with my oldest!) with school and sports - I am staying very busy. I've also taken on a lot of volunteer work for Campbell's school PTO, including the school auction and designing their website. And while life can get overwhelming some days, I am so thankful for so much in my life right now! I've been connecting with local new friends as well. While I'm too busy to find time to share everything and might not be online as much these days, life is good.
This shoot is something I wanted to do with our dear friends (who will remain last-nameless out of respect for their privacy!). I will be opening up Christmas Tree Farm sessions next year during the holiday season and needed some marketing images for them. I also wanted to style them and they were happy to oblige! Needless to say, I had too much fun going shopping. Martin and Lenore are even wearing vintage! (Yes, I've been hoarding little girl vintage for a long time now. My future (hopefully) granddaughters will be set!) You might remember Lenore from the many photos I've taken of her in the past. She's grown up a little! And is even more adorable in person than what you see here, if you can believe it. Both of these kiddos are the sweetest and Mark (Dad) is a friend of ours from our college days. They moved here from Baltimore a few years ago and it has been so wonderful getting to see them so much, and even more special for me to get to know Mark's wife, Ellyn. They are like family to us!
These photos were taken at a GORGEOUS Christmas Tree Farm called Berry's Farm about 45 minutes from Atlanta. A super easy drive. I have never actually been to a Christmas Tree Farm (we don't buy real trees because of allergies) and it was one of the prettiest, most idyllic places ever. Amazing to see these rows and rows of trees out in the country as far as your eye can see. The family that owns the business told me the land has been in their family for over 100 years. They were so sweet and accommodating, letting me use their farm for my shoot. They even let me use their ladder as a prop. I'm so excited to go back next year!
I have so much more to share from this shoot. Some more photos of Lenore with more cute vintage accessories. Until then, Happy Holidays!!
Photography & Styling by Danielle Thompson.
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