Wednesday, December 14, 2016

{ Our 2016 Holiday Card/ Photo shoot, Ideas & VistaPrint! }

Welcome back everyone!! Today I wanted to quickly come on here & share our 2016 holiday card since Christmas is nearly a week away..Yup, that totally makes me really sad since we haven't gotten to do any of the traditions we do every year { Frankenmuth, Holiday Nights, Cracker Barrel, Huckleberry Railroad, Light-fest etc.. } I've been saying in almost every post, but 2016 has been on heck of a year...With that being said, I did want to keep up with one of our annual traditions this year OUR HOLIDAY CARD!! So I'm going  to clue you in on a little secret..We usually do our own cards each year! I mean I use my blogging camera & have my sister whose also an artist stage & take the pictures, but this year we actually did them ourselves! We picked a cute location in a little town next to ours with a historical white chippy barn & took some shots not even thinking they'd turn out & to my surprise My most FAVORITE Christmas shoot yet..I think!! It was super simple, the light was perfect for that romantic/vintage feel & we just used one prop..A plaid throw!! Come see some of our pictures & more info on how we pick our card every year..

After we shoot our photos I use +Vistaprint  to format & pick a theme! I love using Vistaprint because they're editing system, selection & prices are so simple & practical! You either pick one of their themes or you can start with a blank canvas & design yourself. They make it so easy to personalize your card to your personal style etc.. We went with a rustic theme  { surprise } & just added our names & picture! We decided to go with a silly front picture & do a two-sided card with more pictures on the back!

Picking a simple backdrop like a barn, tree or just something plain is the easiest way to get nice pictures with a formal look! Let me be honest not everyone can afford to have a photographer come to their home or a location & not everyone is a blogger or has a professional camera to work with!! I love being able to give you guys some tips for easy pictures in the future etc..


I hope you guys liked our simple little rustic farmhouse/barn shoot for the holidays & some simple ideas for Christmas photos!! Be sure to check out +Vistaprint  for ideas for all your future card needs..You won't be disappointed!!

Wishing you all a lovely Wednesday!

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