Hey hey! Hope everyone’s Wednesday is off to a great start. Today I’m playing catch up and posting last week’s segment recap (finally)!! As usual, I had a blast in the studio with Colleen and Eugene sharing Creative Christmas card ideas! To view the segment, click here.
Prepping for the show really put me in the Christmas Spirit! Here are a few of the ideas I shared:
This one is a lot of fun! Who doesn’t love a good prop?! I love the concept of WORD BUBBLES and playing on words with one of my favorite Christmas Carols: I’m dreaming of a…. you fill in the blank!!
For this idea, I put my kiddos in PJs and tried to get them “nestled all snug in their beds” for a “silent night”. Wishful thinking with a three year old, but still made for some really fun shots!
How about a quick tip on how to shoot Christmas lights? Here’s a before with the iPhone:
To get those lights to really blur in the background, pull your subject AWAY from the lights, and with your SLR, turn your aperture and shutter speed down LOW (f 2.0 and 1/30 for this shot) and watch those light start to twinkle! Here’s the after:
I also love the WORD LETTERS idea! We had so much fun shooting this and showcasing the girl’s personalities
Of course I still can’t get enough of floral wreaths… using any type of cozy prop, blankets, floral crowns can make your images have a very classic Christmasy feel!
And lastly, my favorite place to design/print cards is MINTED.COM. Their designs are fabulous and the foilpress and letterpress are options are incredibly luxurious! This year Minted has introduced completely custom cards… you upload your design (i.e. drawn by your kiddos) and minted prints a custom card either foil or letterpressed with the design. What a unique family treasure!!
Thanks for watching!! And here’s to you creating a fabulous Christmas card this year!!