Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas Card

The Hubs and I haven't sent out Christmas cards for the last couple of years, and I honestly do not have a good reason on why we haven't partaken in this lovely tradition. But this year would be different! Since my lovely cousin would be in town for our Christmas party, she wanted to shoot some photos for us so we could send out some REALLY sweet looking Christmas cards this year! Of course, like always, she exceeded my expectations and took some amazing shots for us! If you are new to my blog, I have to explain that my truly spectacular cousin who happens to be a photographer is also a light wizard.  She does so many crazy things with light, it would seriously blow your mind! Half the time, I am not sure what she is even talking about, but back to the subject at hand! Here are some of the shots that we got for our cards, and you have to remember she does NOT photoshop our images in, she uses her camera to do all of this light work! Let's give her a hand please!!
Oh yes, and I can't forget to mention that I am wearing the dress that you all helped me pick out for my husband's company Christmas party! (Click HERE for that post) You know, the one from Modcloth? It turned out to be even better in person that online, so I was very pleased. Thanks guys!
(All Photography by Shan Renee)

This is the photo that we picked for our Christmas card!



This photo rocks my socks!!!!!

Do you guys send out Christmas cards? It will be hard to top this one next year, but I know my cousin is always up for bigger and better!
Thanks Shan!!!

44 comments:

Collette Osuna said...

Perfectly Perfect:)
You both look awesome!!

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Kirstin@CrimsonRosella said...

Wow, that cousin of yours... amazing! Can we all employ her to be our blog photographers? She is such a great part of making your blog so unique! I love the kissing shot of you two, just adorable! You look like a 1950's couple:)

Pammy said...

Those are super awesome shots! She's a whiz! You and the hubbs look really sweet together. A lovely couple you are. Merry Christmas. :)

monichika2 said...

wow as usual your cousin impress me! and also as usual you look GORGEOUS!!!!

<3 M

p.s.
omg the dress has a modern mad men feeling J'ADORE!!!!!!

raven said...

Ok Ok, let me first start by saying that YOU look absolutely AMAZING!! You + your husband are a knock-out hottie duo, love love the house + xmas decor AND let's not forget your cousin's AWESOME photog skills!! I have no idea how she manages not to use photoshop for these great effects + I can't take a night shot to save my life!! lol. It's obvious she's a magician behind the camera :)

<3 these cards!!

xo,
raven

Mimi said...

Whoa! These are fantastic! No, we didnt send cards this year, but next year I'm determined! Love the dress you chose from Modcloth! xo

Jackie said...

Love all the photos and you have a very nice house. I always tell myself each year that I would but never really get around to it. Hope you have a Merry Christmas.

Jackie

Frozen Fashion said...

Oh yes, we send out Christmas cards..... good old snail mail ones plus electronic ones as well!


I really love the 3rd one!

the last one is super fun but I like your flirty stance!


ciao
<3

tanvii.com said...

You look absolutely STUNNING! Merry Christmas :)

fashion_freak said...

I'm jealous, give me your cousin! The photos are adorable, you're a beautiful couple :) I wish I could send out Christmas cards like these... Though this Christmas card sending thing isn't really usual in my country. Anyways, lovely post, lovely shoots, lovely couple. Merry Christmasss :) xo

Dear Girl said...

Amazing!!!! my jaw dropped.......
you guys are so sweet and romantic!!=)

Hope Adela said...

awwwww these are so cute!!! =)

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Andreea said...

You lucky girl, love your house! And you both make such a great couple!<3

♥ kisses ♥

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Grit and Glamour said...

How fun! I quit doing Christmas cards with my last husband. (Oops, did I write that?!)

Love that these are night shots. Totally different from the typical stuff.

♥ V
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Marella said...

Sooooo cute!

Catita said...

Such nice Christmas decorations! Have a Merry Christmas sweeties ;)
Xoxo
Catita

Ashley said...

Sweet pictures! You look adorable, and tell me...did you get your husband to dress so fantastically, or did he come that way? Jealous~!

I don't send Xmas cards out, but I do give them to quite a few people. I've never done the photo card thing, though...

Merry Christmas girlie!

silvergirl said...

Great pictures!
I remember that dress and I loved it then and still love it now!
Merry Christmas

The Style Glossary said...

Super cute! I love how neither of you are wearing one of the following. . .
1. Santa hats
2. Rudolph noses
3. tacky x-mas sweaters

Those are always so boring! Love your dress too :)

hearts and hugs,
Nina

Fashion Court said...

those are seriously awesome! hope you have a fabulous holiday! xo

Maya • Fashion Illustration blog said...

You look great and the card is cool cool cool and I just realized I didn't send you my Christmas card as I didn't have your email and am sending it now!!! ;-)

M

Marissa said...

OW OW! That dress looks absolutely awesome on you. Just saying, I voted for that one ;) hehe. The pictures look great, can I borrow your cousin for a day?

Have a very Happy Christmas!

XXXO
M

Meagan said...

Your cousin is so talented and you guys look great! I haven't sent out Christmas cards in years either, but I kinda miss it.
-Meagan
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Ninjagaiden78 said...

You all are tooooo cute.

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Rand T said...

HMMMMMMMM love ittttttttttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!<3:)
xx

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Love that first photo - how did she do that? You look great in that dress.

Merry Christmas.

wobblinbetty said...

amazing!
merry xmas to you!
xxx

Kat said...

aww you guys are so cute!! love the pics! and gorgeous dress!! you look stunningly beautiful! merry christmas!!

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Kat said...

aww you guys are so cute!! love the pics! and gorgeous dress!! you look stunningly beautiful! merry christmas!!

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lady sélénite said...

wow, you're cousin's a great artist ! These pivtures are amazing, you two are so handsome !
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Fé... said...

I've always loved the old-fashioned way of sending Christmas cards, but it's a bit pricy if you calculate it. So this year I'm with all Blackberry users, sending Christmas messages for free :p

Beauty Addict said...

The pictures are awesome!!
By the way, what a gorgeous dress you have on! I saw a similar one in a store here called Coast, but yours looks even prettier!

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MissNeira said...

These photos are amazing! and so romantic!

xoxo
Miss Neira

Bonnie said...

Your dress is incredible. It's the perfect Christmas dress!
The photos are beautiful and equally bad-ass.
We sent out Christmas cards with a picture that we took on the day of our engagement. It's a casual picture that we actually took ourselves, but it is one of my favorite pictures in the entire world.

xoxo.
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Alisha said...

I love the dress your wearing. And them photo's are seriously amazing.

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KcomeKarolina said...

cute!
hope your holidays were FAB! thank you for your sweet comment! you can reach me also on bloglovin, facebook and twitter :)so cu soon!

xoxo from rome
K.
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Z--- said...

lovely picturess!!!xx

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Angga said...

those are super awesome shot!! I cant do that :-( anyway loving the dress girls!! I have the same one with blue, im thinking of getting this one too!! been eyeing that for FOREVER!!
I cant seem to decide what kind of hair color do I want, but you are right, I might go with lighter brown, because that is the color at the end of my hair :-)
We will see lol
<3
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Debby said...

Wow... I have no idea how she did that... so cool! I love your dress and the photo of you two kissing is super cute! xo

Tashrin said...

Shan is a genius but it also helps that you two are such gorgeous models. I love your first photo as a Christmas card....hope you had a lovely holiday Angela.....you were right....it's been too long. But finally I am back in business.

Look forward to hearing from you

Love

Tashrin from Toronto, Canada

Erika of Style Activist said...

OK fabulous! Love this! Your dress is my favorite part :) You look so hot - I don't know if I say this enough...

:) I'm bacccckkkk!

XOXO,
Erika
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devilishlypleasurable said...

Oh my, I am blown away. . these are gorgeous! And what more, such personalised cards.

Happy holidays x

LyddieGal said...

what a fun and creative photo for a Christmas card.
so much better than people's pets.

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Jenarcissist @ the closet narcissist said...

Whoa! We featured that dress on our blog - simply love it!! Neat to see it on a real person!!

http://blog.theclosetnarcissist.com/2010/11/holiday-makeup-tutorial-our-1st-video.html