I would like to thank those of my uber organized friends for sending me their holiday cards — before Thanksgiving! You know who you are. Now the pressure is really on for me to get our card done and start decorating.
Getting holiday cards is like a gift each time I/we open the envelope — especially when I was fortunate enough to take the photos! Here is how I display all our friend's cards without worrying about messy tape on the walls... and it is an easy way to start decorating for the holidays.
This fall has been full of spectacular weather and tons of gorgeous smiles!
Here are some fun candid photographs from two recent Holiday Card photo sessions at Tod's Point in Old Greenwich.
A.M. Session at Tod's Point — the Gardens
P.M. Mini-Session — the Beach
After our morning family photo session, we all came back to Tod's Point at 5:30pm... with grand parents in tow.
This 15-minute session captured all three generations enjoying each other and the beach.
P.M. Session — the Gardens and the Beach at Tod's Point
For this next photo session, we started at 5pm and had some great adventures in the gardens at Tod's Point.
We were able to rally the boys for one more location... the "magic hour" on the beach, and captured some beautiful family moments in the sunset.
I would have to say, Tod's Point in Old Greenwich offers the most variety in settings and is by far my favorite place to take photographs in Greenwich. From the beautiful sandy beach and rocky coastline to the green gardens and secret spots, there is no shortage of backdrops to make anyone feel comfortable. It is the perfect place to capture everyone's personality in a photograph.
More about Tod's Point
If you would like to see some gorgeous photographs of Tod's Point (and beautiful spots all over Greenwich), take a look at my friend Britta Calkosz's website : Images of Greenwich.
Friends of Greenwich Point has a great write-up on the history of Tod's (Greenwich Point) that helps explain its beautifully diverse landscape.
Gifts from the children are always a sweet way to remind a loved one just how much they are loved.
If you don't have the time or patience for an arts and crafts project there is always an email message to let your special friends and loved ones know you are thinking of them. Here I simply took a picture of the children on our couch - using a red table cloth as the background. I used Photoshop and Illustrator to create the final email jpg. I was able to send it to the entire family within minutes! I would be happy to help you customize your own email.
I forgot how absolutely amazing Central Park is. After leaving the city behind four years ago - with three kids in tow - I never looked back. Who had time? Last month my dear friend asked me if I wouldn't mind coming in to the city to take their family portraits for the third year. YES! This marked their first holiday season as a family in the big apple after moving there from Old Greenwich.
We got together and took a "walk in the park" last week. I let the boys lead the way and all sorts of great spots and shots were unveiled. We climbed trees, stairs, walked through and over branches and hills and scootered through all sorts of paths. I'm not sure who had more fun (probably me!)
Lesson learned: life is an adventure - don't hold back.
“No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
Taking pictures is my passion. I take family portraits in and around Greenwich, CT