Let me start this off by saying: I really love Family Christmas Sessions. Christmas has always been special to me but it's become so even more meaningful after becoming a professional photographer. Instead of just enjoying special moments and memories with my own family, I get to help create special moments and memories for someone else's family, too. And that's exactly what happened when the Littlejohn family booked me for their Family Christmas Mini-Session in Pensacola.
Christmas Photos in Pajamas
The Littlejohn family got in touch with me after searching for a Pensacola Family Photographer and coming across my photography website. They presented me with their vision: the whole family bough matching flannel (including a set for their precious pet Corgi, how cute!), and wanted to capture the moment with a festive backdrop. The caveat was that it had to be near NAS Pensacola, as the family had a very busy work schedule and didn't have the time to drive a long distance for their session.
Where to take Christmas Photos in Pensacola
Fortunately for everyone, Naval Air Station Pensacola has a wonderful Christmas display this time of year out in front of the Mustin Beach Club (all my Pensacola photographers, take note!). This year, they have a ~25 ft. tall tree, and a cute little sleigh that you can sit in. How convenient! I'll also note, I have noticed that the NAS Lighthouse, (another great photoshoot location on base) has received a festive makeover for the season.
We started our session promptly in the late afternoon. With a one year old and a Corgi, the scene was a little chaotic. I always tell the families with infants and toddlers that it's really their show, not ours. If they don't want to cooperate and look at the camera, well, I guess we are just at their mercy. This is why I always recommend families with young children prepare for their session in advance. Usually, it's not something a rattler, or some colorful toy can't fix. But the kids (Corgi included) were pretty well-behaved, and the session went without much of a hitch.
We had a fun time, and the Littlejohn family received their photos just in time for Christmas. Do you want to get in on the Christmas Mini Session action? Contact me today to book your holiday photoshoot.
Here's some of our shots from the session:
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Austen Hunter Photography is a Pensacola, Florida photographer who specializes in senior picture photography, beach photography, fashion photography, graduation photography, military portrait photography and headshot photography in bold, traditional style, from Destin and 30A Florida, to Pensacola to Orange Beach and Gulf Shores Alabama. Austen Hunter has been published internationally and is known for his bold, graphic, and clean photographic style. He uses a variety of both natural light and off-camera flash to capture images. People usually book Austen for outdoor portrait sessions or sessions conducted at his home studio.