Here at Angel Eyes Photography, Christmas preparations are well and truly underway.
And, since I absolutely LOVE everything about Christmas and the festive season, I couldn’t be more excited! The countdown in my house is officially on!
Christmas family portrait sessions in Somerset
My popular ‘Santa Window sessions’ are back, plus I’m introducing a brand-new concept - ‘Magical Christmas Mini Sessions’.
I’ve just begun sharing details of these sessions and already have had lots of interest in the Magical Christmas Mini sessions. If you’d like to know how I created it too, then read on!
A ‘Magical’ Christmas Portrait
When I started planning my festive concepts for this year, back in the summer holidays, I knew I wanted to create something fun but that captured the magical spirit of Christmas.
As a child, I loved Christmas and as an adult I still do! It’s definitely my favourite time of the year. I literally love anything and everything to do with Christmas and helping to spread festive cheer!
A cosy, traditional Christmas
For me, Christmas is all about cosy nights, sitting around a warm crackling fire, if we’re lucky, snow falling outside. And of course, it wouldn’t be completed without a beautifully decorated tree, Christmas carols playing in the background, wonderful food, and the company of great friends and close family.
As a child, I can remember itching with excitement on Christmas Eve, wanting to catch a glimpse of Santa and wondering about him flying around the world with his reindeer, delivering presents to children.
And now, as a parent myself, I love recreating that magic for my own children. Seeing their faces and eyes light up in anticipation of Christmas is very special, and something that I love to help create for my clients too.
Behind the scenes: How I created the Magical Christmas Mini sessions
These happy memories of a very traditional Christmas are what has inspired me to create a magical feeling in the photography studio this year.
The festive scene centres around a cosy sitting room setting, decorated with traditional Christmas colours, with presents around the tree and snow falling outside.
Any child or family taking part in the sessions will be sat on the chaise long, either reading a book – as shown above –, sleeping on the Chaise Lounge, sat on the floor in front of the Chaise Lounge and they can be looking to camera too if preferred.
Of course, I wanted Father Christmas to make an appearance. And I loved the idea of having him in the portrait but in a fun way. So, I used my digital editing skills to create a cheeky backdrop!
I overlaid Santa onto a photograph I had taken many years ago when we had been blessed with snow. And then combined that with a photograph I had taken of a lovely large window at a local farmhouse.
The final portraits I will take during the Magical Christmas Minis will combine all of these elements, as well as the portrait I take of your family in my studio. Clever, right?
It really has been a lot of fun coming up with the concept for this and creating it piece by piece.
I’ve invested in professional training to learn and improve my digital editing skills over the years, and now, with everything all ready to go, I’m very proud of what I’ve created for these Christmas family portrait sessions.
Unique Christmas family portrait sessions
As you’ll have realised, these Magical Christmas Mini sessions are completely unique to my photography studio, unlike anything that you’ll be able to experience elsewhere.
And I very much hope that you will come and join me for a session between the 6th and 12th November when these sessions are taking place. If you’d like to, you can book yours here.
As well as being a lovely memento of your family, the portraits I take during the Christmas mini session are a great way to obtain professional quality photographs that are ideal as gifts for friends and family. They can also be used to create personalised Christmas cards too!
For further information or to secure your Christmas Mini Session, please read all the details here about the Magical Christmas Mini Sessions and Santa Window Sessions. Please aim to book as early as possible as these are popular sessions and they sell out fast.
I also created a video showing how the magic was created!