Spreading a Little Christmas Cheer

December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas 2 BLOG IT
"Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas."
~Peg Bracken~

Joy to the world BLOG IT
"It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air."
~W. T. Ellis~


Sitting by the trees after they had fallen BLOG IT
"At Christmas, all roads lead home."
~Marjorie Holmes~


In the dark BLOG IT
"When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things - not the great occasions - give off the greatest glow of happiness."
~Bob Hope~



Happy Holidays, Only 5 Shopping Days to go!
It will be a mad dash to the end for me. A full week of work, shopping, wrapping, and baking still yet to be done. Even with that long list hanging over my head, I am still trying to take the time to enjoy the true magic of the season and all the blessings we have to celebrate this year!

A special thanks to Kim and Kate for sending Reagan the most adorable little mudpie Christmas dress! I could not wait for the holidays to get here so she could wear it! I also need to thank to my Sister In Law, Ann who sent multiple pairs of fancy little mudpie socks. As luck would have it, one of the pairs matched the dress perfectly!

Who knew my black distressed dining room table could double as a studio set up. I had Pat help me turn the table on it's side near the big window and used natural light and a little help from a reflector. I think I prefer the white foambaord background that I used for her bday pictures, but they were trashed from all the cake and I did not replace them yet, so I had to come up with plan b. This series is a little different for me and doesn't fit my usual style, but I think that the black worked well behind those bright and vibrant colors in her dress.

37 comments:

Jodee Leader said...

Adorable pictures of your little Christmas angel! I love, love, love her dress!

Enjoy the rest of your busy week -- I am still shopping, wrapping and baking here too! There is never enough time in the day!

Nicolasa said...

These are gorgeous! I love the set up! Enjoy your week!

Mia_h_n said...

I like the set-up. The black makes the dress pop more. And I love that dress too. Too cute!

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

You are way too crafty and quick thinking! I think the black worked awesome. Every shot is gorgeous!!! Beautiful job Lisa!

Praying you have a blessed week and are able to slow down enough not to miss all the first with your precious little one and family! Praying you are so filled with His joy andl love!!!

Big hugs and thanks for sharing your talent with us!
Love,
Jill

Love Letters To China said...

You are one resourceful momma! I'm loving the black backdrop. I hope you're able to slow down just a bit and enjoy this time of the year. I find myself getting overwhelmed with all that needs to be done and I don't sit back and take it all in.

It's amazing how big Reagan has gotten since I saw her in November. Her face has filled out even more. Love how all the yummy Italian food is doing it's job! ;-)

Happy Holidays to you and yours...

Hugs,
Grace

redmaryjanes said...

She looks so darling!

carolinagirl said...

These are great photos of course, and I love all of the Christmas quotes!

Gail said...

OH my word! Adorable in every way possible! Love how resourceful you were with the black table as a backdrop. Makes the color pop...love it Lisa. :)

Yes, we are down to crunch time here too. Had a very busy weekend so need to catch up quickly.

Enjoy your week. I'm sure it'll go fast.

xo

Anonymous said...

Reagan looks adorable as always - cute dress and the backdrop turned out well! Happy Holidays, Wendy

Anonymous said...

P.S. The socks are very cute too! Wendy

Christina said...

Frame them all! So precious! Did you get a Christmassy picture with all the kids together?

Marla said...

LOVE these girl, she looks so cute and I love how the color pops off the black. Her hair is getting so long!

Christina said...

Ok scratch that last question....I just read the post before this one. lol

It's not only you....things like that happen to all of us.

Aleasing said...

The Joy of the Season is truly experienced in the smile of a precious child ^_^

Wishing you and your family many more Blessings for 2011!!!

Keisha said...

Lovely!! You have much to be Thankful for!!! this year... "3" Blessings of God!!!
Merry Christmas!!!

The 5 Bickies said...

Absolutely darling...the baby, the dress and the setting. Who knew it s was a tablecloth and table on the side. I looked at it and wondered when you got a studio space!

Merry Christmas! Enjoy the week and the festivities!

Maddy said...

I think it looks perfect, Lisa!! Way to get creative! I might have to try something like this tomorrow. I'm supposed to be taking my nieces holiday picture!

groovy mama said...

I love shooting on BLACK!!! it makes colors POP!

Very cute!

Donna

Jboo said...

So cute!! She is such a little sweetheart!

Woefully behind here too! Yikes! Think some late nights will be in order!

Have a wonderful and busy week!

Janet

Lacie said...

These are FANTASTIC! I love the black with the colors! It truly makes everything pop!

Barbarann said...

LOVE them!!!!! Thanks for answering my lens question!! i get so excited when I see you have blogged--I never tire of looking at your spectacular photographs! hope all is working out with being back to work at the crazy time of year!

Have a wonderful holiday!!!! Can not wait to see Christmas morning pictures!
BA

Cora said...

Such a cutie! Thanks for the info on the back drop, before I read it I was asking Jim how we could recreate that, I LOVE it.

Merry Christmas

Wanda said...

Well...you know how much I love your backdrop. Is your floor black too or how did you do that?

Reagan looks like the perfect Christmas blessing in these shots. Each one more adorable - I just love them all!!

I'm glad to hear you're enjoying the celebration despite that madness.

Big hug!

Special K said...

Amazingly gorgeous pics...as always!

Casey said...

I love these pictures!!!!!! What a sweetie!! I might have to come and kidnap her :)

Great idea with the table. I really like the black background!!

Rosie said...

So beautiful! She is really adorable!

Formerly known as Frau said...

She is such a bundle of Joy! Have a very Merry Christmas!

Kim said...

You are sooo creative..
LOVE ...LOVE ...LOVE Reagan's cute little dress..
She is soooo dang cute..
Love you..Love you Christmas cards..
Hugz..

jennifer said...

SO adorable!! Love the pics. Love that you used your table!!

Merry Christmas!!

3 Peanuts said...

You are so clever! That black table looks great and I would never have thought to do that! I love seeing the dress on her...I was really afraid that it would be too big. Maybe she can still wear it next year with leggings too;) Your photos are beautiful. relax and enjoy the time and blessing of the season....none of the "things" matter.

Kim

Robin said...

She is just adorable!!

I know you are going to have one magical Christmas!! Happy Holidays my friend!!

xoxo Robin

Norah said...

I think these pics are fabulous! I love the black. Could you be any more creative?

DiJo said...

Lisa,
I LOVE these!!! Will you please send some more of your creativity my way!!! What a fabulous idea to use your table! I wish I could rewind time to when Ruby was a baby to "borrow" your ideas. The dress and socks are absolutely adorable on her!!!

Merry Christmas!!

~Diana

Life with Kaishon said...

She is too precious! I have never heard of mudpie...but I LOVE it! I need a baby girl to put in cute clothes and socks like those. ADORBS! : )

Your table worked perfectly. Sometimes it is fun to try new things. I love them Lisa! : )

paige said...

total christmas cuteness!!!
xo

Jonni said...

What a little cutie Reagan is and I think you did a fab job with your "studio" setup. What a great idea to use the table like that Lisa!

Hugs,
Jonni

Elle said...

The black photo background is elegant. I wondered how on earth you did it, then thought it must have been done in a photographer's studio. Love Reagan's darling dress and socks. She is smashing!