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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Picture the Holidays: Reflecting on the Season

Reflecting on the Season. One of the recent prompts for Picture the Holidays was to “shoot something in a reflective surface and see what you find. It could be you looking back at you, or it could be some other kind of seasonal magic.” Of course my first thought was the shiny ornaments on my tree. But that seemed too easy. I wasn’t entirely sure what reflective surface I was going to shoot or what seasonal magic I might find, but I kept an eye out all day.

Then, that night, in a very rare quiet moment, I was standing in the dark kitchen contemplating what chocolate might be lurking there. And then I looked up. The tree was reflecting on the sliding glass door, which in turn was reflecting off of the kitchen table. I probably spent 45 minutes that night shooting this reflective scene in a zillion different ways with a zillion different settings.

At the very end of the night, Nate stepped into the frame. I told him he was ruining my shot. (I know, real nice.) He told me he was making it better. And he was SO right. What better way to “reflect the season” than a photo with my sweet husband and newborn son standing by the Christmas tree? Not only did it give me a chance to study the literal reflection in the window, but I stopped for a moment to reflect on what really matters during the holiday season…my family.

And, yes, Owen is wearing his Halloween skeleton costume. He takes “Happy Holidays” very literally.


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    i love these…very serendipitous. and i love the layers in the photos. plus, your tree is super lovely. i don’t often see trees with mult-colored lights anymore, and i love it! i may break away from the white lights and try this next year…super festive.

  2. A very good work which reflects the Season. I love it. Thanks for the photography.

  3. I love Christmas tree pics! I need to get some more magical shots of my tree!

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