The Night Before Santa Arrives...
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Friday, November 16, 2018
By Ellenburg Photography
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It's the Night Before Santa Arrives...

As I'm putting the finishing touches on the start of a magical portrait season, I was over whelmed by a full heart and my joy for the season. Decorating for Christmas is my favorite. I take a lot of heat around my house because I really do have my tree up before Halloween. There is something magical about seeing that twinkling tree every day. It fills me joy and love and reminds me of so many wonderful memories when I walk by it. My tree is filled with ornaments hand picked out by the children and artsy things coated in glitter and popsicle sticks with polaroid snap shots. There is a keepsake from every trip we take and every BIG event that we enjoy. It's a lifetime of love and blessings.

I feel the same way when I put our family photos with Santa. My insides just turn to mush thinking about how much they have grown and changed. I stare at them and try to remember when they asked for that year from Santa. I love to celebrate Tomorrow we are creating portraits that in the years to come, will make your heart gush and your eyes get misty. I can't wait to see your babies and hear them read their list to Santa. I wonder what the hot toy will be? It's so fun to watch them ask for so many fun things.  I love watching to see the relief and excitement when they see their name on the nice list. The nice list is a BIG deal.

But if I really had to pick a favorite thing from the day - it's watching you guys - the Moms and the Dads. Seeing you enjoy the magic of Christmas adventure through the eyes of your baby is truly priceless. Tomorrow your baby will be excited. Just relax and enjoy their littleness. Littleness is gone in the blink of an eye. Hold ON tight. 

Big Thanks to everyone who booked our Santa Experience. It is truly one of my favorite things to do for you each and every year.

Daphne Ellenburg ImageDaphne Ellenburg is the owner of a bustling Portrait photography business called Ellenburg Photography located in Southern Alabama. Daphne has a supportive family and a fancy-pants 2000 sq ft studio in the heart of Saraland, Alabama. She loves college football, big handbags, lip gloss and all things Apple. She also enjoys writing about her Photo-Adventures and her entertaining family. Daphne is a proud member of PPA, WPPI, and the local chamber. Catch up with her at or email her at 
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