Or in other words… Woo hoo! We have done our Christmas card photo shoot! 


These past few weeks we have been busy taking pictures of clients and family for Christmas cards. We decided to do our own family photo shoot for Christmas pictures this past weekend while we still had a summer tan and good weather. 


We first tried doing it ourselves with a tripod and timer. NOT a good idea with three little kids… I’m sure we would have been hysterical to watch. We got one somewhat good pic out of the bunch. Check out Briana’s face. haha 😉



Thankfully, Mom and Dad Kruse came to save the day. Wanting a more grungy look, we headed outdoors. Mom ran the camera (got settings ready for her, taught her how to focus, and then explained our vision we had with each pose), and Dad helped get the kids attention. They were an awesome team!!! We were so glad to have them help us on the ones we couldn’t take on our own. We love them!

During our first attempts (trying to do it by ourselves), we were thinking, “Why are we doing this?” but truly when we had someone doing it for us, it was a special treat. We loved being on the other side of the camera! It was so much fun! I think we are going to hire them every year. 😉 Here are a few that didn’t make the card…










A few others we took that day…







Here is a slideshow of the rest of the session:



If you want to book a Christmas session with us, please contact us. The last date to hold a Christmas session (in order to have items in time for Christmas) is October 31st. We can’t believe that it already is September!

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  1. Marie September 3rd, 2009 8:32 pm

    Great job mom and dad! See where you get the talent!

  2. Denise September 3rd, 2009 9:09 pm

    Very fun!
    Love the matching girls’ outfits – all the pink and black!
    Beautiful family:)

  3. tami September 3rd, 2009 10:17 pm

    If those are the ones that DIDN’T make the card, I’m excited to see the ones that did!!! 🙂

  4. Ruthie September 3rd, 2009 10:34 pm

    Awesome pictures………they are all so good!

  5. lynne September 4th, 2009 6:33 am

    too cute. you better hire mom and dad now before they are booked! great work!! adorable family… make sure you find time to be on that side of the camera more often!

  6. Michele September 4th, 2009 10:19 am

    What fun!!! Love the clothes, the feeling in the pictures, & your shoes Haley:)!!!Your Mom & Dad did a great job. Such a special family.

  7. Marla September 4th, 2009 10:19 am

    Nice pics. I agree with Tami; the one you posted seem “Christmas card worthy,” too! 🙂

  8. Geege September 4th, 2009 2:34 pm

    Ok guys, you have amazing talent and you all look great! Love the accessories and how you just have a way of putting all your outfits together. (right April?) 🙂 Really, your family is just too cute!

  9. D. September 4th, 2009 3:03 pm

    Love Landon’s rock on face! And the rest are too cute!!

  10. Jodi K September 4th, 2009 8:06 pm

    wow, these are incredible…how do you get all three kids to look at the camera at the same time!! that is a miracle in itself!

  11. Jill Tucci September 6th, 2009 2:42 pm

    Great photos!!! Love the outfits – you are a beautiful family!

  12. Tere September 6th, 2009 5:05 pm

    Tater: Fabulous! Love the colors and love the kids poses.

  13. Christina September 8th, 2009 2:36 pm

    Great portraits — looks like you have a backup photographer without having to search for one! Can’t wait to see the image(s) that made the card 🙂

  14. Mindy September 10th, 2009 10:27 pm

    A-mazing! Absolutely love them!

  15. Wendy V. September 10th, 2009 10:34 pm

    Okay, if these didn’t make the card…I can’t wait to see the ones that did! Haley, you are one hot mama! 🙂 Everyone looks so awesome!!! Great pics. My plan for our card now seems quite boring. 😉

  16. summer knobloch September 11th, 2009 12:40 pm

    Holy hotness, Haley! 😉 Love the fam one and the one of the two of you against the wall. Your parents did a great job! You are one hot mama, Haley 🙂

  17. Haley September 11th, 2009 1:15 pm

    Haha Summer. It must have been the day, the outfit, photoshop or something… you should see what I look like right now. lol 🙂

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