Before the new year sweeps us all away in a flurry of activity, I wanted to share with you some more of my favorite images from another holiday family portrait session. A past (and current) client, Meg, was kind enough to refer Myra and her family to me and it was my pleasure to host a family portrait mini session for them at my home in Washington D.C. Together the four of us created the family portraits that would soon become her holiday gifts and greeting cards.

Parents, Myra and Fred, and their daughter Margot, age 3, followed my every lead as we romped around the yard – striking poses and capturing the cuteness every time Margot cast those big beautiful brown eyes at the camera. Margot has an infectious smile and is a real charmer, even at such a young age. She was remarkably mature for a 3 year old and was a breeze to photograph.

Aside from Margot’s bubbly demeanor and willingness to go along with a variety of different poses, one of the things that stands out most in my mind is her remarkable head of soft brown curls. As soon as I sat down to edit the images from this portrait session, the first thing that caught my eye was the beautiful interplay of textures: Margot’s wispy curls, the folds of her plaid jumper, the handful of red petals, and mom’s hand resting gently on her shoulder. A beautiful combination of elements.

The “B” Family’s family portraits were crafted into gift prints and became holiday cards. I hope to host them again soon as Margot prepares to heads off to school in the coming years and as Mom and Dad continue to surround her with big hugs and lots of love.

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