It’s December you guys!
Time to get your holiday card stress on! Bribe the kids to dress up, smile like you mean it and burn the midnight oil crafting the perfect layout!
Except I’m not. Not this year. I’m not stressing one tiny bit. This year Lindsay at Classic Kids right here in NYC worked her magic for us. When I say magic, I am not exaggerating in the slightest. The day of our photo shoot Jack decided that wearing anything other than his beloved Jets jersey and sweatpants would be the death of him. We are talking full on temper tantrum complete with tears. “THIS IS THE WORST DAY EVER!!!!”. I bribed him with the promise of a chocolate bar and packed nice clothes to change into, praying that somehow we’d get a smile out of him.
Upon arrival at the studio, Lindsay gave me a hug, complemented Jack on his awesome Jets shirt and got him laughing and goofing off in less than 30 seconds.
In order to save his precious Jets shirt from harm Lindsay recommended he change into the spare clothes Mom brought. He fell for it. This woman works magic!
Jack loved holding the Christmas wreath and giggled the entire time. He was genuinely having a blast. Lindsay and her assistant had him cracking up for a solid 30 minutes. Monkey faces, magic tricks, and tickle fights had him rolling on the floor. I had mentioned that we also celebrate Hanukkah and had never managed to get a photo capturing both sides of our family traditions. A menorah appeared with Jack insisting we use all the candles.
Can we get one of the whole family? Oh yes we can.
In roughly 30 minutes we were done. One mini session had managed to capture my boy in his beloved shirt, too many fabulous choices for our holiday cards, and a family photo we hadn’t managed to take in over two years. It was way more than I had dared to hope for.
A few days later I went in to view our proofs – actual proofs that I could hold in my hands, not just images on a computer screen. I had such a hard time deciding, but narrowed it down to several choices. I can’t wait to see my prints when they arrive!
Want in on the action? Give Classic Kids UES a call between now and December 10th, mention my blog and you can book your own Winter Wonderland Mini session for only $300 (Sessions at the studio normally start at $500 during the week and $600 for weekends) which includes a rush on the proofs getting back to the studio in two days for quick holiday ordering! They will upload your holiday card choices straight to Minted.com so you can go home and kick back with a hot cocoa and order up some gorgeousness. Stress free. A holiday miracle!
Classic Kids is located at 1182 Lexington Avenue (at 81st Street). 212-396-1160
Thanks to Classic Kids for gifting our family with a mini session in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own – and are 100% genuine .