Monday, December 30, 2019

Christmas Day Baby Photos

Christmas day followed a full day of High School Senior photos shot in scenic spots around Iowa. Kim was the photographer and Pam art directed, finding scenic spots to shoot the photos around the countryside. Over 700 photos were shot of Destiny in her new Christmas outfits that Pam helped her pick out. On Christmas day, family gradually trickled into the Schwartz abode with the anticipated present opening happening in the living room.

Pam's nephews and nieces ripped through paper to unveil electronic furby styled toys and tiny foxes that hang onto fingers. The tiny creatures apparently learn phrases and repeat them. There are 2 new babies in the family and Kim bravely set up a photo studio in the entry hall to the house to take photos of the two well-behaved babies. When it came time to shoot the photos, however, both kids became cranky and uncooperative. One did not like the cushion bed set up and was more comfortable lying directly on the floor. Models are known for their face gymnastics but these two went red faced as they struggled to poop during the shoot. Large bulb Christmas lights were set up in a circle around the kids to make it clear that these were Christmas scenes. A Christmas ornament was used to get these would be models to focus.

Every minute of the shoot was a challenge with moms and the photographer struggling for the best possible shot.

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at

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