Holiday Card roundup.

I am, primarily, a wedding photographer. On average, I spend about 60 hours a week planning, photographing and processing wedding photographs. I really have to limit the other types of photography projects that I get involved with because I simply don't have the time... one of those side projects I can't wait for is Holiday Cards.

A collage of this years holiday cards.

Planning for this year started in April and I had my first session in September.  Crazy right? One of these cards took over 40 hours in total while a few were wrapped in less than an hour.

Here are a few of the cards that I so excited to share, starting with mine:

My holiday card for this year, 2013.

Hardwick Zombie hunter Holiday Card, 2013

Kip and Erica's awesome taking on the "Walmart called" photo genre. 

Mulhall Holiday Card.

Rubino family holiday card.

Throw Back Thursday

When I photograph Holiday cards I love to shoot individuals of each person... the initial concept called for Kat to be standing closer to the fire place and hoolah hooping. As you can see from the frames that didn't make it, it just didn't work. We finally decided to move her to the center of the room and to just let her personality show without the prop and it lead to one of my favorite photographs of the year. 

Kat's portrait from our 2013 Holiday shoot.

Our first shot, which held closely to our original concept... as you can see it just isn't quite right.

A step closer on lighting but as you can see... still off.