Preserving the Heart of Your Holidays Through Family Photography

Sometimes what’s warm and familiar to us is something we don’t SEE. I mean, really see. We’re easily caught up in the doing + prep for the cookies, festivities, gifts for everyone, dinners, and beyond that we can miss feeling the experience itself.

I don’t know about you, but holidays aside, I crave more connection to what I already have. If we can live in THAT mind space, we can quiet the “I’ve got do this (and this, and this, and this), right NOW,” + obsession over desires for the future.

Calm. Content. Abundant. 

Making + receiving pictures can do that.

Pictures are a tool to help us reconnect + acknowledge our values.

We have the privilege to give a nod to our values today by making a photograph.

We have the honor to help others re-identify their values, as well, through our voice and pictures, as photographers (you don’t even need to be a “pro” to do this).

My friend, there’s plenty o’ opportunity in the holiday season.

Whether you’re shooting for you or clients throughout the holiday season, start with the camera down. Begin by looking at what the holiday season means.

Not your to-do list; your “I wanna remember this” list. Then, watch and wait for the opportunity to make those pictures…

…knowing that when you push your shutter, you’re in total mindfulness + alignment with your values.

(not just making another picture for digi-Neverland)

I couldn’t help, but smile seeing how the photographers below got to what the heart of the season looks like for them!

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‘Tis the Season. Pin an image so you can easily reference back to this post when you need a dose of holiday inspiration! 

 

Allison Corrin French

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Peggy Knaak

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Blimie T.

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Erika Roa

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Aleksandra Gajdeczka

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Jennifer Reese

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Antonina Mamzenko

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Yehudis Goldfarb

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Phil and Whitney Mayhew

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Stephanie Huber

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Polina Bulman

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Christina Voorhorst

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Kelly Krabill

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Bronwyn Blodgett

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Claudia Pojan

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Nicole Gracen

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Heather Ruppel

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Katie Jennings

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Anna Nodolf

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Ashley Ples

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Danielle MacInnes

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Angela Baron

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WHEW!

We had so many holiday stories (in pictures) submissions that we couldn’t include them all here, but want to continue the sharing in the comments.

Have a story to share or seen one circling? Comment with the link.

We welcome and include all stories of the holiday season. Spark the season’s value in your life + make pictures of how you want to remember it all.

 

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Author: MarieMasse
I help client documentary photographers fine-tune their workflow + marketing game, so their work is filled with sessions that represent their voice + client values while earning a living. I shoot undirected, off-beat stories that aren’t preserved often enough (like the story of couples before starting a fam or becoming empty-nesters – a dream project of mine), so my clients’ old box of photos is a meaningful, visual diary of their life + legacy to leave behind.

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