Before I put away the Christmas and New Year's cards, I wanted to post a few on line. This was a busy year for cards, and different from previous years. I would say I designed more cards and sent fewer stacks of prints. As recently as last year and the few before that, so many of my clients ordered prints and affixed them to pre-printed cards. This year I saw a lot more printed cards. Here are some of my favorites.
This is the front, double spread inside, and back cover of a beautiful pair of twins on their first Christmas.
Another set of twins I have been photographing for about three years. This year I was stunned to see the way they communicated, almost without talking. They are magical together....but they have a ton of energy. Their mother and I got a real workout chasing them down the beach.
I have been photographing this family in Southampton for four or five years now. The first year was before the youngest daughter was born. Now the girls have a baby brother. I think they are planning to stop at four! Since he was born in the late Fall, we didn't use the summer photos we took this year, but rather a quick shot from mid November so that Lucas could be included.
This is another family I have been photographing in Greenwich, CT for about 4-5 years. I love watching them all grow. The oldest is about the age of my son, and the youngest wasn't even crawling when we first met and now she is showing off her ballet skills. The accordian card is 17 inches long by 5 inches high. It folds into 5 panels front and back and is a great way to send a lot of photos in one card that stands up well.
This accordian book for Elizabeth and David was a wedding favor for their wedding celebration in Bridgehampton, and showcased images from their two previous events. It is a rare thing to be able to share wedding images with guests. While not technically a Christmas card, it was a fun piece to create, with linen covers in three different colors to match the wedding party color scheme.
This is the third year I have done a card like this for Maggie and John. Each year she thinks the card gets better than the last. We shoot in Canada every summer and it never gets old. Point Au Baril is truly heaven on earth.