Freelance Book Designer

Festive Family

In the lead up to Christmas I had planned to take a family photo and use it as our Christmas cards. But this wasn’t going to be any ol’ Chrissy pic, O No! It was to be an awkward family photo with tragic matching outfits, big permed hair and strained expressions.

Well, it never happened. For one I was running out of time fast to stage such a photo, plus I hadn’t thrifted the perfect outfit yet. But mostly it didn’t happen because we went and had our photo taken professionally at Megan Morton’s studio The School instead.

After booking our spot (which happened to be the very first booking of their festive photo sessions, I may have been a little eager) I agonised over our collective outfits and which set we would stand in. You set this was no run of the mill Santa set-up the sets were styled by Megan Morton – Stylist extraordinaire! – and photographed by Maya Vidulich. So we had to look just right.

I settled on a yellow theme, after choosing one of my favourite dresses, an original early 60s wiggle dress with scarf tie detail. I put together Bub’s oufit, keeping it simple with baby-chinos, black and white stripes and yellow embellishments – scarf and awesome doggy badge, both of which I’d thrifted the week before. SAH looked after his own outfit using his sartorial nous.

The end result was pretty darned awesome. We had a blast at the photo shoot, although Bub decided he didn’t want to sit still for anyone so the photo is a great reminder of who he was at that point in time – a shuffle bum and kid-on-the-go!

Thank you Megan and Maya for giving us a wonderful keepsake that we will treasure.

Waiting for the set up with Megan

Photo c/o Megan Morton

Our festive family photo!