CHRISTMAS CARD 5 Minute Photo Shoot

Although exhausted Monday after returning from Miami, I had to snap into action upon realizing that Christmas is but a mere two weeks away! What?! Cue me scrambling to get the house decorated, Christmas cards ordered, gift list updated…time for baking cookies? I don’t know if we’ll have time! Hence, yesterday morning I subjected my daughter to a quick photo shoot before school — literally, hanging a white sheet on the wall of the dining room, pulling out the camera, and handing her a prop that I picked up the day before at Target. Lights, camera, action!

pink rosette dress / gold headband (GAP Kids, in-store) /  gold glitter tree (Target, in-store)


Here’s the sheet situation…not so pretty! Yikes.

Needless to say, cards are ordered = mission accomplished!

Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).

  1. She’s too darn cute! Such a difference in the first 3 photos vs. the last one with the exposed white back drop. I’ve never tried it before, but it looks like it works really well.

    Hope you had a lovely time in Miami! I totally enjoyed all the instas you were uploading!

    1. Hi Megan! I lasso’d her and feathered the selection in Photoshop, which allowed me to blow out the sheet to white around her. I may have even blurred it to make sure all the wrinkles were out! If you don’t have Photoshop, ironing the sheet and using a flash would work well. I faked it!

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