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Angel, Mike & four more | Documentary family photography

Angel photographed George and me more than a year ago and it took us all this time to round up her fam and find a time when we both could do a shoot. On top of that, I’m crap at getting a bunch of kids to smile for the camera (even really well-versed kids like Angels’), so I insisted we do a documentary family session – where I would photograph them doing some activity, pretty much how they would be doing it anyway. The trip to get the Christmas tree was born!

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It was so cold. But they had one of those stick-your-face-in-the-slot things and I just love those.

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I’m one of the tribe, so I had never witnessed this Christmas tree thing before.  Sure, I’ve seen them in peoples’ houses and decorated a mini tree or two in my sacrilegious abode, but never saw the living-tree-to-decoration process.  It is involved. Jeesh you people make it hard on yourselves!  Mike had to saw the tree down.

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