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Friday, December 9, 2011

Turning Awkward Faces into Something to Give Grandma...

My favorite part of Christmas is figuring out Christmas Cards & taking Christmas pictures. Last year I just grabbed a random picture that wasn't that great, put some text on it & sent it out.

This year, I got lucky. My friend Valorie - of Valorie Clark Photography - is an up & coming photographer (currently in Texas, soon to be in D.C-region) and offered to "practice" on us. Of course I accepted the offer. Because I wanted to get free Christmas portraits be a good friend & let her practice.

As all of Valorie's work, they turned out amazing & I couldn't be happier. It was so much fun! Here's some of my favorites:


Funny story... The last time we took pictures was for our wedding & engagement photos, and props weren't as prominent in couples photography as they seem to have become over the past 2 years. So when Valorie showed up carrying a box with props in it, Christian refused to put anything on or hold anything at first... but then I reminded him this wasn't for him & to suck it up. That resulted in this priceless beauty...



So that's what I did last Saturday.

Be sure to go check out Valorie Clark Photography (on Twitter too!).... I know we're going to be seeing a lot of great things from her in the future!

Thanks Valorie for this ♥

13 comments:

  1. FUN!! I love that last one. Grandma will REALLY like that one. And maybe you can teach her the fist pump too...so she can be cool and hip. ;)

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  2. Looks like a fun photo shoot! I love the 2 with the snowflakes!

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  3. Such great photos!! I am loving that snowflake garland.

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  4. These turned out great! I can't imagine my husband would be too thrilled about props either. LOL.

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  5. These are really great! Christian's lack of smile gives the pictures a very real look. :)

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  6. Hahahaha that is hilarious! Love your outfit!

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  7. what great photographs! looks like it was a fun photo shoot! glad i found your lovely blog - follow each other?
    xo ellie

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  8. Those are very cute! Which did you choose for your cards?

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  9. Your pictures are wonderful! And I'm glad to hear your friend Valorie will be in my area soon -- it's always nice to have some good talent in the area.

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