This Christmas when it comes to actually getting all dressed up to take our family photos, Peter and I both weren’t that into it. I am starting to think the more he shoots things, and the more we do blog photos together, we yearn for more relaxed photos in any other situation.
One night, after my mom asked me about our picture plans, I decided we should just get it over with. I wanted to capture a very normal moment in time. That moment was 7pm, and a very tired mama, baby, and toddler. Peter had just gotten in from a set job, and despite that cheesy smile, he was feeling it too. Normal stuff. We took so many photos on the tripod, and they all make me giggle a little because they are so very… us. They’re dorky, silly, kind of off, and absolutely perfect in my eyes.
If I remember correctly, they are the only real photos of us as a family of four. I think it’s the best way to reintroduce ourselves to our loved ones, and wish them well all at the same time. We took so many that I couldn’t decide which silly ones to put up. So I just chose one.
In celebration of such a fantastic season, I’ve teamed up with Minted once again. Minted also created Oak’s birth announcements (he was so tiny!), and my family still talks about them. I am thrilled we are collaborating once again. Now you can get your holiday cards created with Minted as well!
Minted is offering one lucky reader a $150 credit to use on their personalized cards! Awesome right?
“Our purpose in life is to uncover exceptional design from all over the world and bring this to savvy consumers who won’t accept anything else.”
To enter the giveaway, head on over to Minted and check out their exceptional holiday cards for 2014, and then come back here and let me know which style you’d like for yourself in the comments. (I personally love the foil pressed cards.) I will pick a winner Friday, December 5th. Good luck!