Without anything lined up to have our photos done professionally for our holiday cards, we decided to head down to Anne Springs Close Greenway after Thanksgiving with a camera on a tripod with a remote to take our own family photo. I also tried out my 70-200mm lens on another camera for a few portraits of the kids. This is Olive’s first Christmas with us, so she had to join us, too—and fortunately, she’s gotten a lot more agreeable to participating in group photos (see some Instagram photos from April to get an idea of how long Olive would stay still for photos when she first arrived with us…the short answer is that she’s usually a blur).
I also really wanted to re-create one of my favorite photos of the kids taken by Brooke Brown way back in 2010 at the cabin on the greenway. This photo is in a two-sided frame in our family room so I thought it would be fun to have an updated version, from 5 years later, on the other side of the frame. They’ve grown so much!