It’s December! Which means that we are allowed to be officially excited for Christmas. There are so many things that we love about this month but here are just a few of our favourites.
A large portion of the country will be experiencing snow this month and regardless of whether you find it heavenly or a hindrance, you have to admit that it is an essential part of December. Personally, we love it. The ground looks perfect, the windows are frosty, the trees are sparkling and everything has an air of magic about it.
Christmas shopping! We all have a love/hate relationship with it. Yes, it’s stressful and busy and a bit elbow bashing at times, but we can’t help but love the excitement that comes along with it. Seeing everyone rushing to and fro with armfuls of bags and boxes just puts a smile on our face.
And finally, Christmas decorations have got to be the biggest December love of ours. It’s the only time of year where it’s appropriate to put a tree in your living room and put hundreds of lights everywhere. We love the wreaths, the trees, the candles, the lights, the holly and the mistletoe. For us, that is when December comes alive and casts its magic.
What is your favourite part of December?
November family portraits are so wonderful and are the start of the Christmas magic for us. They are the perfect end to this month and lead up to December.
The colours at this time of year are beautiful. The use of whites, greys, blacks and cool blues completely epitomise winter and perfectly complement the chilly winter light. This is also the perfect backdrop for some truly cosy family pictures, with everyone bundled up in scarves, coats and woolly hats. Or perhaps if your family is a little more glam-based, the perfect setting for some seasonal glitter?
November also often brings the first snowfalls to certain parts of the country. Snow is such a magical element to a landscape and provides the perfect opportunity to get some great shots for the family Christmas card.
What do you love about November family portraits?
Despite often being overlooked due to the beautiful light offered by September and October, November weddings have so much to offer.
We love the fading light that November brings. It gives couples the opportunity to embrace indoor venues – from the elegance and glamour of historic houses to the rustic charm of barns. This is the perfect setting for a stunning candlelit ceremony. How very Romeo and Juliet!
November also brings a beautiful palette of greys and blues that looks so elegant and can be used in so many aspects of the day – from the flowers to the decorations, you could even include a cosy blanket for some really wintery portraits!
We also can’t get enough of the beautiful long sleeved wedding dresses that start to appear more and more this month. They are so elegant, timeless and perfectly capture the more wintery feel of the month.
What is your favourite aspect of November weddings?
November is here! This month is the start of, dare I say it, the lead up to Christmas. It’s hard to believe how time has flown by this year.
For us, November is the time of Bonfire night. We love the firework displays, the smell of smoke and roasting chestnuts and the glitter of sparklers. Is there anything more autumnal?
It’s also the time of rainy days and chillier nights, of having to get the thicker bedding out and the need to add a cosy blanket or two around the home. We say goodbye to icy drinks, t-shirts and jeans and replace them with steaming mugs, thick jumpers and winter coats.
There’s a nip in the air and when the shops start putting up their Christmas decorations and playing the occasional Christmas jingle we can’t help but feel that there is a little hint of the magic that is to come.
October family portraits finish off this month’s set of mood boards. We love the colours and locations used this month.
Again, this is the perfect opportunity for families to get some beautiful portraits outside in that hugely desirable golden light. This could be playing in a local park, visiting a local pick-your-own pumpkin patch, taking a stroll around town or just enjoying some last minute sunshine in the back garden.
These autumnal portraits make a great addition to any family’s home with all the beautiful warm colours on display. Not to mention, a great alternative to the family summer holiday snap!