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I had the pleasure of making quite a few Christmas Cards this season. Here are a few. Enjoy! Also, wishing everyone a very merry Christmas and everything good for the new year. God Jul og Godt Nytt År!

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Laura called me to come out and get some pictures of her kids. I had fun chasing the kids around. Gavin was as willing as Gunnar was not. Gunnar wanted to drive the ATV around instead. Forget doing pictures, this kid is a machine buff.  : ) We had fun and got a variety of fun images.  For their 4×8 Christmas card I did a variety of styles and Laura immediately went for the retro look. Thanks for the fun day!

 

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This little princess was her mother’s favorite for the 5×7 folded watercolor card. It turned out beautifully!  Kenny herself came up with the wording, which I think is soooo sweet!

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Here is the inside that folds down. Aren’t the kids just yummy!

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Artsy feet. Too cute. I especially love how Pauley’s shorts look so short and Gabe’s shorts look soooo oversized. Let’s not overlook the baby chubs on Libby’s arms. Sweet!

 

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A 4×8 card from one of this years weddings. Natasha’s favorite shots are all included. Even the horses in the background. Great memories from an amazing day!

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Here is another one of my options.

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…and this one.

 

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My sister-in-law called me up, as usual  : ). “Hey, Kathrine, would it be any trouble to make a card for us?” Of course not! I love making cards and took the cute shot she emailed, enhanced it and made three different ideas. Both her kids and ours agreed on this design. This card is a 5×5 and as always metallic. I LOVE metallic!

 

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The first time I met Heather and Abe and their kids I did pictures for little Theron. He’s not so little anymore and this time I got to photograph the whole family. First we went up to a cabin and did some shots by appletrees and tall weeds. What a blast! Later I went to their hose to do a couple of headshots. Young kids are always challenging, because you have about two minutes to get what you need…then the’re DONE!  : ) Big brother Joey and Theron were awesome and I had a hard time putting my camera down. Thanks for playing with me! This is the front to their 5×7 folded watercolor card. The blue turned out just as bright and blue as I had imagined. The icy blue is Heather’s favorite color as well. Cool!

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Here is the inside. I just love the wording Heather added. Gotta love those toes!

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What a sweeeeet moment with the boys! I have to do something artsy with this shot later. It is just too cute!!!

 

 

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This is our card this year. I wanted a little space to add a personal message to each and every one. Usually I add a letter with updates from the past year, but this year I just didn’t have, or take, the time. There’s always next year! I enjoy getting them, so I’ll do my best.

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…and the backside.

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The last play of the year: A Christmas Carol. Once again I drove to Lanesboro to do a production shoot for the Commonweal Theatre. It is always a pleasure to see the actors do their work. They never fail to amaze me! 

My whole family were supposed to join me, but some last minute issues came up and I went alone. As I entered the theatre I ran into my husband’s cousin, her husband and their kids. For this production they had set up the stage to be in the center with seating all around.  We purposely sat on the stage side and had a terrific view. I am sure all the sides were just as great though. I noticed very quickly that the challenge with this shoot would be the overall darkness and absolutely no backdrops. I think it turned out very well.

The play also featured two very young actors who played their parts extremely well. Actually, I was told that there are five kids that take turns playing the two parts. What a joy to watch!

Enjoy some of the shots!

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Finally!!! Every year, the same thing…our Christmas card is always the last to get done, and always a last minute thing. Earlier this fall, before the school pictures, I was ready…but the kids were just not in the mood for pictures…and here we are, it’s almost Christmas.

Then, yesterday I lucked out! I spent about one minute on each of the girls and Jakob sat for about two minutes. Of course B-Cat had to be included, but anything to get the kid to sit still, right?!!! I got lucky. He even wore his pink party shirt. His cousin, Theodor, in Norway has one just like it. He’s not quite sure about the pink, but I keep telling him that with the BIG numbers on the back it is the coolest shirt. 

Here are some of the shots I got and I will post our Christmas card soon. I would have loved to do a group shot of the three, but it just wasn’t going to happen. These pictures will also be used as their school photos for trading. The generic Herff stuff doesn’t do anything for me. 

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A sweet moment of my little “baby”. With best buddy, B-Cat.

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B-Cat even got a kiss. How cute!

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My precious Maria.

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Yes! There was a cat involved here as well. Max. Somehow he didn’t get included in any of the shots.

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Having new BIG teeth is always funny. And scratches in her face from the day before.

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No cat. Miss Ada was outside.

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Stine is absolutely growing into her BIG front teeth…and growing up waaaay too fast! I think she will be an actress or a singer some day. She is so talented!

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