Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Jingle Bells

A couple of magazines have asked me for Christmas stories recently. I guess it is that time of year. One magazine expressed an interest in a story I shot 3 years ago. The Noel kids, above, were part of the story. We shot it at the home of Robin and Chris, owners of a fantastic shop called Stepback. It did get me thinking about the Christmas cards I do every year. Do you have to say Happy Holidays now? I celebrate Christmas, so I'm going with that.


This image was taken on a snowy, sunny November day.

I documented this Christmas tree farm, then popped a deer into the picture (thanks Rob!)

20 comments:

Courtney said...

Oooh, love the image with the deer!

Vanessa said...

Oh how I love Christmas!

Pinecone Camp said...

I love Christmas too! It is strange to shoot a Christmas story in the heat of summer though;)

Jane said...

Gawd Christmas already ? yes we are doing client Christmas party next week and thinking about Christmas cards and commencing The Negotiations with the Family about who what where on Christmas day. In Australia, I fight against that Happy Holidays stuff. I mean really, its Christmas. When its Hannukah I say Happy Hannukah. We should be specific! !

kate / tinywarbler said...

wow- was stepback three years ago already? that was a fun shoot! i love christmas. and yes, we should be allowed to be specific and say 'christmas'.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Janis
Frightening to think xmas is just round the corner. Well here is Aus.. we still say xmas.. and just as well.. with no pretty snow.. nor warm fireplace it needs to retain some sort of tradition. Funny how every xmas i have known has been a heatwave.. haah.. but still conditioning of the media has me wanting snow!!
Will have to suffice with your lovely posts!!

Now I really would love to visit this shop.. just popped over via your link. thanks

have a great week!

mise said...

Let's have more of this stuff! Already I feel goodwill toward all bloggers and a yen for a slice of gingerbread house. Than you for this early cheer!

Pinecone Camp said...

hey Julie. I'll make sure to post some snow pics for you, this season! I have experienced an Australian Christmas, and it was beautiful - so warm. You will have to freeze your bum off, one Christmas!
Glad you checked out Stepback. Such a great store and I love Robin and Chris.

Dandelion Daydreams said...

wow christmas already! I do love your photography though!

Pinecone Camp said...

Thanks Dandelion Daydreams! When you shoot for magazines, Christmas is often on your mind. I know, it's crazy.
have a good day!

koralee said...

Yahoo....Christmas...I can't wait for all the magazines to start popping up in the stores! Your images are lovely. I am proud to say MERRY CHRISTMAS...forget this Happy Holiday stuff! I do have to figure out how to do Christmas cards like yours! xoxoxo Now you got me humming Jingle Bells!

jan said...

Oh I do remember this story - loved all the retro games they had hung on the walls in their home. Very clever. And I agree, bah hum bug to the Happy Holidays thing!

Pinecone Camp said...

That was a fun story. I produced it and got to get "crafty". I made the garland in the kitchen, framed paper, etc. Heather Cameron brought in some more props and styled them up, and Kate Keeler/tiny warbler assisted with everything!

Tracey said...

It's not too early to start thinking about Christmas in my book! And I'm with you, we celebrate Christmas, not "the holidays." Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I always appreciate when someone takes the time to leave me a comment!

:) T

Tracey said...

Oh, and I forgot to mention, I wasn't suggesting on my blog giving up coffee (or wine for that matter), just drinking more of it at home instead of out! :)

:) T

jake.seed99 said...

Merry Christmas!

Pinecone Camp said...

Tracey, you did have some fabulous penny pinching tips! Loved them.

Jake, Merry Christmas to you too!

Torie Jayne said...

I love your little house pic, Have a sweet day!

Pretty Little World said...

That second picture makes me smile! It's so bright and cheery, even with everything covered in snow!

tara said...

Love these little house photos!! Christmas has to be my favorite time of the year and the only holiday I decorate for! Thanks for sharing Janis! :)