Christmas Card 2017…each year I’ve tried to come up with something new and better than the year before. I wanted to do something beautiful AND clever, leaving the composited polar bear and photoshopped reindeer behind. About 5 years ago I did a retro shoot for The Measure and had this gorgeous 1964 Mercury Comet as a prop, thanks to my wonderful neighbor who was kind enough to let me use it. I knew at some point I would want to use it for a personal shoot but for the past couple of years I just couldn’t make it happen. On my way to scout a farm location I passed by this old diner, put it in my mental rolodex for a future shoot and kept driving. Knowing that I was using the car for this year’s holiday card it was a no brainer that the diner would be the perfect backdrop. The boys’ outfits were already purchased and it was serendipitous that it all coordinated with the Star Drive-in sign. All my anxiety about having it make sense, be clever and look great was all for naught. In my eyes, it couldn’t have turned out any better. Proud mama here! People have asked if I’m already thinking of next year’s card–YES! Yes I am! I figure I only have a handful of years that the kids will humor me with these shoots so I am going to take advantage of it as long as I can!
And the printed card…it took me two days to come up with the wording!! Was it going to be simply “Have a good old fashioned Christmas”? Nope. Not when you have Comet, the name of one of Santa’s reindeer, to play with 😉
Until next year……