This family decorated a little bridge that goes over a stream in their backyard. The goal of this session was a family portrait for their holiday cards. I also took some ‘not-so-christmassy’ ones, too. So think about your own home and what you could decorate: a front porch, front steps, patio…you may even have a tree that you could decorate.
Advantages to having a portrait taken at your own home: no stressful travel time; if it’s cold, you can run inside to get warm for a few minutes; if you forget something, you can run inside and get it; everyone is more comfortable…all resulting in a more personal, tailored-to-you portrait!
Oh and I also got a few of the kids by themselves while waiting for mom & dad to come out – here’s Samantha:

and Jarrod: