It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I watched in awe as he took great care and pride is his work. Over and around, over and around. In a zone of intense concentration I simply watched in amazement as he strung lights meticulously.

At the age of 24 I finally trimming my very own tree in our very own home.

Still proud of my Jewish roots and upbringing of course (a menorah proudly displayed on the mantle), but I was finally able to embrace the full true magic and spirit of December through my Christmas celebrating man.

Growing up, I was always fascinated with my friends Christmas tree, a true symbol of their family and heritage. Each with it’s own uniqueness, warmth, and personality.

They made the cold, dark, doldrums of winter feel just a tiny bit brighter.

As I watched my then fiancee check each little bulb, the anticipation grew.  And when it came time to plug the tree in I was like a wide eyed toddler, experiencing her first Christmas miracle.

It’s no wonder that when I received a DSLR camera 5 years later, that my fascination with Christmas trees and their beauty would expand into an obsession with bottling up the full magic of the holiday season in as many photographs as possible.

The traditions, light, warmth, happiness, memories. There is so much to love about the holiday season and so much I want my family to remember about this time of year, years from now.

In the true spirit of Christmas magic and giving, today I’ve got two little holiday gifts from me.  They are ones I hope will motivate you to capture your best holiday season yet.

1. It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

An 18 day self study e-course with 9 email assignments that will arrive from me every 2 days aimed at helping you add new techniques and variety to your holiday photo taking. Let’s work together to creatively tell the story of this holiday season.

Enter your email address in the box below and we’ll get started right away!

2. 31 Must Snap Holiday Photos

The perfectly pinnable graphic with my must take shots for the holidays. One for each day of December! Take only one, or try taking them all. Whatever you decide to try photographing from this list, I hope it provides you with a bit of holiday photo inspiration.

Click HERE for access to the graphic (and don’t forget to pin it for safe keeping too).

BONUS: If you like these freebies, and taking amazing DSLR photos happens to be on your wish list for 2015, I’ve got great news! I’m bringing back my popular Momtographie Online class in a big way early next year. Click HERE to get on the VIP list and sign on to get details about early enrollment opportunities when they’re available.