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Christmas Photos


With Christmas being tomorrow, I thought I would share some of my favorite shots from our holiday photo shoot. I am fortunate to have an extremely talented photographer for a cousin, Amanda of Amanda Kirkham Photography. If only she weren’t located in Lancaster, PA I’d be taking much more advantage of her talent! But for those of you in her area, I highly recommend.

The past few years, we’ve had fairly casual photos taken outside. This year the weather wasn’t cooperating, so I decided to take our attire up a notch since we were bound to be inside anyway. I dressed Madelyn up in her Christmas outfit and worked ours around that. That’s usually my first recommendation when planning family photos, pick one outfit you now you want worn and work around that. I kept the rest of the hues rather dark and added pops of red where I could. I’m more than happy with how they turned out!

xmasphoto3The shot above was the one I chose for the front of our card this year. We were laughing about Madelyn’s dress and my cousin offered to photoshop it, but I decided to leave it. It just adds to her goofy grin and crazy personality.


Another favorite. Madelyn peeking out over her tree just cracks me up.


Melts my heart when he looks at her this way!



My second favorite family shot and one where everyone has a great smile on!


Can you tell they are brother and sister??


This shot is just amazing. Jack and Jack looking handsome as ever!


And finally, sweet Madelyn (un)trimming the tree ;)

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whomever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16






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