Christmas in Southern California

What happens when you want those family portraits where you are playing in the snow together in your warm clothes, but it doesn't snow, or get particularly cold where you live? Monica decided to bring her own snow. She is the master of bring Christmas into her family portraits. Last year we went to the beach and they decorated a tree right there on the sand. You can see them HERE. The images from that blog post are by far the most pinned session from my website on Pinterest. I wonder how many other people used the idea for their session this year.

That brings us back to 2014. Luckily it was a bit chilly the day of our session so they weren't sweltering in their sweaters. Their two busy children really loved the fake snow and had a great time throwing it all over the place. I'm sure they were still brushing it out of their car for weeks. It's always a great idea to have something different and fun for the kids to do during their photo session, especially if they are busy and like to run.

I hope you're all enjoying the build up to Christmas, Hanukkah, and the new year. I hope your mailbox is filled with family photos of those you love. It's my favorite thing about Christmas.