Some years I set up elaborate sets to take holiday photos for my daughter but this year has been a bit hectic and honestly I just wanted a few simple shots of her, especially since I planned to put one of them in the digital Santa image I'm offering to clients this year. Now when I say simple, I mean simple. I hung a backdrop up in the studio, pulled out a matching little seat and from her closet grabbed a red, black and white sweater dress I had bought her years ago, hoping it would still fit. Luckily she is tiny and it worked perfectly... although I can't say the same for the matching hat! I should have taken a picture of that so you all could have gotten a few laughs! Just know it was way too small for her head and looked ridiculous!
I grabbed a few shots before needing to get dinner on the table and although I definitely wanted to get a bit of her outfit in an image for the photo with Santa, my favorite shot is the closeup. I sometimes forget how much I love these shots that I have captured in the past for high-school seniors and I'm glad I didn't this time. I know I'm biased but I love this little face!