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The Staples Family’s Festive Holiday Photography Session

The holidays are a special time of year when families come together to celebrate and create cherished memories. This year, the Staples family decided to capture those memories with a festive holiday photography session at their home in Oak Cliff, Texas. They turned to the talented team at Bethany Michaela Studio to help them create beautiful images they will treasure for years.

In-Home Family Photography Session

The Staples family’s home provided the perfect backdrop for their holiday photography session. The beautiful, craftsman-style house was decorated with warm, festive decorations that captured the essence of the holiday season. Every detail contributed to the warm and inviting atmosphere, from the cozy fireplace to the twinkling lights. As a result, we were able to use the space to create a variety of beautiful, memorable shots, from playing with toys on the living room rug to snuggling underneath the Christmas tree.

The Family

The Staples family is a fun-loving group that radiates warmth and love. They were so fun to work with, and the session felt like we were hanging out together, which is my ideal photography session. The family members were all dressed in bright colors, which is right up my alley as a photographer who loves to add pops of color to pictures. I captured the family’s personalities in a series of candid and posed shots that perfectly showcased their connection and love for each other. One of my favorite go-to prompted poses when it comes to family photos is having Dad lift the kid in the air; it makes for a good laugh, and the natural movement of it photographs so well.

I have a unique and creative approach to family photography that helps to capture the essence of each family’s unique dynamics. I love to start family sessions in their home, and if the weather is nice, we venture out to explore a nearby park or take a walk around the neighborhood. This takes some of the pressure off the family to be able to perform since we go on a walk as if the camera isn’t even there. The photographs we ended up with were fun and relaxed, with the help of my guide to the family through each shot with ease and professionalism.

The images from the session are genuinely stunning, capturing the family’s love and joy in every shot. From the tender moments between parents and children to the small smiles, each image perfectly captured the family’s unique dynamics.

Providing The Staples with a mix of candid and posed shots ensures that the family will have a variety of images to choose from when creating their holiday cards and family albums. They now have a collection of stunning photos that perfectly capture their family’s unique personality and dynamics. The images will be treasured for years to come and will serve as a beautiful reminder of the love and joy they shared during this time of year.

The Staples family’s festive holiday photography session with Bethany Michaela in Oak Cliff, Texas, is a wonderful example of how professional photography can capture the essence of a family’s unique dynamics and showcase their love and connection. A holiday photography session is the perfect way to capture those memories and create beautiful images you will treasure for years. But since the holiday season can be so hectic, I highly recommend booking your holiday family session sooner rather than later so it doesn’t get down to the wire. So if you’re interested in capturing your family’s love and joy this holiday season, consider booking a photography session with the talented team at Bethany Michaela Studio.

Meet Bethany

Photographer, mother, educator, inspired by impromptu dance parties, good light, and you.

As an award-winning female photographer, I specialize in capturing moments of joy and love through timeless imagery and storytelling. With an eye for detail and a passion for creating magical memories, I'm dedicated to providing luxury and unique experiences to my couples.

My first memories are of my grandfather's camera - I have a deep-rooted curiosity and love for photography that has carried me through life and a decade into a career I am proud of. Everyone has a unique story to tell and deserves to be celebrated.

I take the time to design my shoots based on your unique love story, creating a photographic style and direction just for you. Whether it be to celebrate your engagement, wedding, or documenting your love journey, I will create memories that perfectly reflect your love in a way that is only yours.