The world shines brighter this time of year. From the twinkling tree lights to glistening snow, and most importantly, the sparkling champagne. Soon, the holiday season will reach its pinnacle and in preparation, things can become hectic—sitting in mall traffic, waiting in long lines. To slow it down and spend time with family, we try our best to simplify wherever we can.
In the past, we have curated seasonal mini-sessions and bridal shoots on location. This year we invited families to the Chippy shop and encouraged them to BYOP—bring your own photographer. Quickly, word spread and we were fully booked within days of our announcement. In the spirit of the season, we designed sweet vignettes to celebrate the beauty winter has to offer. A teepee wrapped in garland was a favorite for kiddos and four-legged friends. Ava the ottoman made her debut, and Lynne looked elegant as always surrounded by potted spruces.
We had so much fun hosting, we decided to do it again. And again. And again. Three magic-filled weekends and sixty-two families to be exact! We were able to watch as each family’s portrait turned into a time-capsule that will shimmer for years to come. Hopefully, we can do the same for future holidays and become a new family tradition.
Photos by Leah Daniels Photography. Chippy Chicks Karyn, Stella, and Julie.