Christmas is a time for family. Whether you are into the religious aspects of the festive season or not you can’t ignore the fact that Christmas is a time of peace and love too. I love spending time with my family at this time of year and putting up the Christmas tree is an almost ritual-like tradition. Usually, we then take a Christmas family portrait with our tree and this year is no exception.
Our dining room is not well endowed with natural light and the ceiling lights aren’t great either so out came the studio lamps. Due to the size of the tree space became a premium and fitting us all in with the light was tricky. After I’d set up the lights and camera, and we were still decorating the tree, I didn’t realise D was taking selfies!
The star on the tree
Do you go with an angel or a star on your Christmas tree? We have a lovely star, and this year Grace got the honour of putting it on. I say “honour” but really it was the short straw. The size of the tree meant she had to stand on the end of the sofa and balance precariously. Where was I? Taking the photos of course 😉
So there we have – our Christmas family portrait for 2018. Of course, you can’t do a serious photo without also going a bit silly – can you? I was using a 2-second timer on the camera which meant me dashing back into position – hence why on the photo below my left hand is blurred! You may notice that in the top photo we have both doth in position and in the one below Duke has absconded. You may also notice V has his balled which goes some way to explaining his disappearance!
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