A great big THANK YOU to my family, friends and clients for making 2012 a huge success – this bouquet of flowers is just for you! ;)

I look forward to making – and preserving – lots of memories this year!





When the calendar turns to the beginning of the school year, I get excited for all of my fall photos shoots and taking great client portraits that also can be used for Christmas cards. Throughout my blog posts, I have featured how the photos were incorporated into cards, but I had a few extra favorites that I wanted to share, including my own. Last year, my friend Crystal held her annual fall South of Hampton trunk show, which featured the gorgeousness of Trabeautiful Designs, Bespoke Stationery from Nashville, TN. With a fab selection of custom-made stationery including announcements, invitations, social stationery, calling cards, and Christmas cards, several clients had unique cards created from their session. Top of the line quality combined with unique designs were the perfect compliment to my portraits!

In addition, many of my clients choose to order their holiday cards through my store fronts at either Minted.com or Tiny Prints, so click below to check them out:

Christy Fassnacht’s Minted.com storefront: http://www.christyfassnacht.minted.com

Christy Fassnacht’s Tiny Prints storefront: www.tinyprints.com/storefront/christyfassnacht

P.S. My fall is quickly booking up, so be sure to reserve your spot today for portraits!

* We ended up using the “blue” scarf photo (above), but I couldn’t resist popping in this red option!

And here’s the card that I sent out to our family and friends that I designed myself! I LOVE cards that have an actual photograph, so I really love to hand-craft my cards, and this year was no exception – I wanted a fun and colorful card to compliment the whimsical beach portraits I took in the fall. It turned out to be one of my most favorite cards ever! I do have card templates, if you are interested in something fresh and different!





“The old man said to me, said don’t always take life so seriously. Play the flute and dance and sing your song!
Try and enjoy the here and now, the future will take care of itself somehow. The grass is never greener over there.” ~ Howard Jones “Life in One Day”

Ahhhh, youth! I am an avid fan of “First Wave” and “80s on 8″ on my Sirius/XM Radio, and I heard this song the other day and it made me smile. It also reminded me of a portrait session I had with my gorgeous niece in January (with tons of snow!), where we documented another chapter in her high school career. Along with the most gorgeous eyes you’ve ever seen, it’s her sweet and kind personality that shines even more. Her future has never been brighter!