I look at this picture of a good old friend’s daughter and see joy. The kind of joy only a child can have on Christmas morning. And it reminds me of the  important things this season. During this time of year is when things can easily spin out of control, and I focus on emails, editing, uploading, downloading, orders…and I easily set aside the things and people that matter then most. Last year I let it get the better of me and kept saying well “Tis the Season” with a sense of tired and regret. This year I want to say “tis the season!” with JOY.

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tomorrow I start a personal project.

something that will take seven weeks…one day a week….until Christmas.

will you call me out if I get caught up in the stress of the season?

can I be honest enough with myself to share with you…my life….sooc. {straight out of camera}

Watching babies grow is so bitter sweet and so is when they turn one. It is so amazing to watch them learn progress and grow, and I love being apart of that. V is one of those babies I got to spend time with this past year and loved every minute. Our session did get moved around a bit due to the Chicago weather, and the day we met was windier than we hoped. V was a trooper and did really well even though her little nose was freezing!

Happy Birthday sweet V! I wish you so many more perfect birthdays!

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I can not be more grateful for the beautiful families, awesome styling by Jen, and the help from Kim. This day went off without a hitch! The images are perfection!

I loved meeting all the new families and seeing return clients. People walked by actually asking what magazine we were shooting for!

Thank you all again for making this such a success from the spots filling up in 30 minutes down to all the lovely feedback on the images.

There are seven dates set throughout next year for….

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{had to give them a sweet name since they were so fabulous and popular!}

We are already brainstorming on themes and locations! I will be posting the details and when booking will open soon, so you will know if you got a spot ahead of time or if you need to book another date. {fyi two months next year the weekends are already booked but weekdays are open for those two months!} Due to wanting to spend more time with the family I am only booking a certain number of sessions a week for 2011, so please contact me with your due date or if you already know a date you want. I am hoping the La Dolce sessions help with getting everyone in. I still can not get over how blessed I am to have so many families to work with!

Click here to view a video slideshow of some of the images from this year {not happy with how unfocused they came out in this slideshow…working on fixing it. If you would like to see them in better quality please go to Facebook.com/GinaCristinePhotography}

Enjoy!
<3 GCP

It is that time of year when things get a little crazy over here at GCP getting those family Holiday photos out. I have been posting sneak peeks on Face Book and realized that maybe some people are missing out on the posts! Here is a few of my recent favs, do not worry their full posts will be on the blog soon!

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