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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!)  *…


I like to highlight local businesses every now and then to share with you, my clients and readers.  The business I'm featuring today is a ladies clothing store located in the heart of downtown Elmira, Ontario, catering to women usually between the ages of 20 and 80 years old. 

I had the privilege of photographing L.A. Beauty Boutique's Ladies Night a few evenings ago and thought I'd share them with you!

The store was busy with lots of excited shoppers, live music (by Jesse Webber), wine, appetizers (by Never Enough Thyme) and even a fashion show. 

(Click on the photos below to enlarge.)
Jesse Webber, a local musician based out of Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario kicked the party up a notch.  His incredible acoustics and vocals were enjoyed by everyone!
These tasty appetizers were catered in by Never Enough Thyme, located in downtown Elmira, Ontario.

These lovely ladies strutted the runway gracefully, wearing fashionable outfits that are sold at the L.A. Beauty Boutique store!

Shelley (center), owner of Shelley's Salon, is located at the back of the store.  Be sure to drop in and say hi!

Lori-Anne Dronick, owner of L.A Beauty Boutique, carries a lot of Canadian brands made right here in Canada.

Lori-Anne Dronick, owner of L.A. Beauty
Boutique, in downtown Elmira, Ontario.

You will find a wide range of clothing that will suit everyone's taste.  

Simple and timeless classics, unique conversation pieces, fun bright prints, and casual comfortable clothing.  There are lots of accessories to choose from as well, including jewelry, sunglasses, hats, purses and scarves. 

So go ahead, drop in and say hi.  See what gorgeous, unique, outfits you can find and feel confident in this Spring!  

...And hey, if you're ready to book a family portrait session with me, this is a great place to find something to wear.   

Lori-Anne will share her honest feedback or opinion about an outfit, if you ask.  You'll never have to worry about leaving her store with something you don't look flattering in.  You're going to be in good hands.... I promise.

P.S.  I have a free gift for you!  Click here for 5 Tips to help your Family Look Stunning in your next Family Portrait.  Don't ignore these tips or miss out on the important little details!