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6 Photos you Need to take on Christmas Morning [ A Photographer's Weigh in ]

Anticipation, excitement, twinkling lights and squeals of delight are some of the sights and sounds on Christmas morning.  

It's usually a time when the family is snuggled in close; actually getting along... (for the most part), and adults are practically giddy with excitement themselves!  These are the moments we have looked forward to for MONTHS.  These are the moments that need to be captured... the moments you wish time would pause for just a little while longer.

This is where photos come in, of course!  Below, I have a list of 6 photos you NEED to take on Christmas morning.  More than 6 photos will no doubt be taken, but please don't forget these! 

Christmas morning wake-up.  If you have young kids in the house and are anything like mine, they'll be piled in your bed, poking you, jumping around, and trying to shake you awake.  Use this moment to grab them, give them a good tickle and then snap a pic of everyone in bed.  (Bed-heads and all.  This is real life, people!)  *…


With the weather being so dreary and rainy over the past few weeks, I'm sure you're spending a little more time indoors than out!  Maybe you've had a little more time than you'd like, to stare at your walls and dream about what could be filling that big empty space in the most used part of the house.  

I think it's time to perk things up with a little dose of inspiration from the most popular wall displays of 2016 here at Life and Love Photography.  

There is nothing like seeing the finished product from a family portrait session, hung on the wall and being shown so beautifully.  

Here is just one of the handful of families, who have chosen this classic and contemporary wall display, known as the Opera Cluster.

Opera, the most popular arrangement for family portraits this year.

It's a decent size, measuring 34" x 24" with four photos to display. Typically everyone chooses to have their family portrait as the largest option in the cluster and then fill everything else in with children all together, or individually, or even just Mom and Dad together.  Each family will be different depending on amount of children and preference, but that's the joy of being able to create your own unique display!

Wall display above a half moon table.  

Family Portraits above half moon table.  Total measurement of display is 34" x 24".

Are you interested in updating your family portraits this year?  Call today to schedule a one on one consultation in your home to discuss more unique ways to showcase YOUR family!

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I look forward to hearing from you!