Christmas Card Contest Winner Revealed!

A big thanks to everyone who participated in this year's Christmas card contest. We ended up at right around 100 votes. After adjusting for those multi-vote offenders (you know who you are), the winner was clear!

A little back-story on Sabrina and James. I photographed their wedding back in 2007. It was one of the first weddings I shot, and they took a risk hiring brand-new me. In the end, the wedding was a fabulous time, and was even featured in Austin Wedding Day magazine. I've kept up with them since the wedding and photographed their son, Kai, in 2009.

Here are some behind-the-scenes shots for this card. They brought a Disney snow globe, which I shot on blue seamless with one umbrella. I went with blue paper as I wanted that blue color reflected on the car to match the final scene:

We shot each family member separately:

I drew the background in Photoshop, and blended everything together.

So, Sabrina and James get their choice of an 11x14 print or canvas! And because I found a box yesterday of leftover Christmas cheer, all of the other participants will get a $30 credit towards a print or canvas of their own!

Happy New Year!