Christmas Card Picture Inspiration

Some of you may remember several months ago when I posted pictures of a picnic photoshoot I was hoping to do for mine and Ben's one year anniversary...well somehow time got away from us and that never happened. So here we are...almost to Thanksgiving and no good pictures of our little family other than those taken professionally at our wedding.

Well that presents a problem seeing as we used wedding photos last year for our Christmas cards, and it has been over a year since the wedding. So I got to thinking, dreaming, and brainstorming ideas for our pictures, and then randomly text Lauren of Sincerely, Lo about taking the pictures for us. You see, Lauren lives just minutes outside of the city my in laws live in, and Ben and I are spending Thanksgiving with his we will be right down the road from Lauren! I thought it was a shot in the dark, but had my fingers crossed hoping we could make something happen in the little window of time we would be in town. 

Well, a few texts and lots of emojis later, we were all set with a price, locations ideas and a date! EEEKKK! So then of course my wheels really started turning, and I wanted to share some inspiration I have pulled. We are hoping to do our session outside, and include Piper of course. We really want to incorporate traditional Christmas colors, and some coziness as well. 

Can you tell I am a tad bit excited? 

I have so many plans. I am hoping to include a pretty quilt or blanket, some cozy white mugs and my heart shaped marshmallows, a big read bow for Piper, and some red lipstick of course for myself! 

Do you do Christmas cards? What are you and your family doing for pictures this year?