Christmas Card Time

Well, it is that year again. Time to receive and send out Christmas Cards. This year I thought that I would do something different. After searching through various online card templates, and “wasting” about 2 days, I finally decided to create my own template.  All of the templates were designed to mass consumer demand and I wanted to be as different with my card design as I am when photographing weddings. Since I’ve been creating unique Wedding Albums, Prints, and Senior Collages, creating a Unique Christmas Card should be well within my artistic capability. I had fun creating this template with a mix of vector objects, grunge effects, PS actions and layer styles and I think I’ll turn this into an annual affair.

This year’s card features my 6 year old Brady (left) and almost 8 year old Slade (right). We ventured out to Cox Arboretum and I saw this great setting sun. I used my 22″ Beauty Dish to balance the ambient light and light up my boys. This was one of the better images from our shoot as controlling rambunctious children during photo session long enough for them not to want to make faces or hit each other is never an easy proposition for parents. Also, as with many of my Wedding Albums, I am going to be printing this Metallic paper for an extra dose of punch. For those of you who know us, expect the cards early next week.

2009 Surikov Christmas Cards

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