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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!)  *…

Distillery District Toronto, Ontario

Every year I like to make it a priority to spend a weekend away with my husband with just the two of us.  The kids usually stay with one of the sets of Grandparents and we have a refreshing, relaxing time together getting to know each other again.  Ha!  Just kidding, but lets be real - children have a way of taking most of our attention and if we aren't careful we certainly could become strangers very quickly!    

Sometimes we only get away once a year but I love to get away in both the beginning of the year and again at the end.  Previously, we've gone to Niagara Falls, Toronto, a lovely cottage on the lake, and a quaint little cabin by the river in the country.  It's always such a fun time and we've laughed at the hilarious memories we've shared in the past.

This year we decided to check out the Distillery District in Toronto.  Here are a few of the images from our time there.  This was back January/February, I believe...  Enjoy!