Meet my second cousin Joe. Isn’t he adorable? And those calves. I would kill for those calves. He is also crazy funny and a lot of fun to hang with. But sadly Joe is not a big fan of Christmas. Some may call him a bit of a Scrooge. But for some reason this year he found a tiny bit of holiday cheer. So here is how this all got started.
So, the original idea was to do a Christmas Card emphasizing that he is not truly single at Christmas as he has wine as his bae. So the texting continues. Joe gives me a rundown of what he is intending on purchasing. I love his ideas for props and clothing. So I start to think of some ideas for locations. I’m thinking stairs, back alley, downtown, something kinda creepy and it has to give a feeling of all by myself (can you hear Celine?).
It’s the day of the photoshoot!!! It’s a crisp sunny Saturday morning. We drag along Mr. C as the holder of the mistletoe. First destination is Lakeside Park in Fond du lac. The Christmas decorations are a perfect backdrop for something cheesy. Because it is so cold we dart quickly from location to location trying to get a good variety. The onlookers checking out those nice calves and Joe’s santa hat. Mr. C is doing a great job of strategically holding the mistletoe.
Twenty minutes later we are downtown. The alley I would like to use is being occupied by smokers. We move on to a different alley. But wait, a staircase catches my eye. This fire escape has been in my “location memory bank” for years. It was just waiting for the right moment and here it is! After a few shots on the staircase and a few in an alley we wrap up the session.
Now we are back at home and it is time to edit the winners. Joe and I giggle at the results. The winners are very apparent. Joe pours us some of the wine we used for the photoshoot. I work a little magic on the photos. Now for the wording. We giggle and laugh as we struggle for something funny but still pushes the line a bit. The end results have us in stitches!
If you have a unique Christmas Card idea you have done please feel free to post below!
Thanks for reading. Remember the only person you can be is you. Happy Holidays! C