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Merry Christmas 2013!

Here’s our personal Christmas card from 2013! This has been posted on social media for quite a while now, but we wanted to blog it for those that haven’t seen it and for archival purposes. This year’s card is a drastic departure from the goofy composited cards of year’s past (see them here: 2009201020112012). We photographed these images on location at about 10:3opm in a field off of 13th st in Ames. The tree and snow are lit up by a flash behind us, and our faces are spot-lit by a gridded flash to camera left. Contrary to speculation, this isn’t a photoshop composite – it was really snowing and really cold! We had to take frequent breaks to jump back in the car and warm up before continuing to shoot, but it was absolutely worth it. We had help from our friends Nathan and Elena (of Dust Studios) and had quite a fun time playing in the snow with them. We hope you had restful holidays and are kicking  butt in 2014!

McClanahan Studio in Ames Iowa Christmas Card photographed on a snowy night in Ames, Iowa, quoting "Oh Holy Night"

McClanahan Studio in Ames Iowa Christmas Card photographed on a snowy night in Ames, Iowa, quoting "Oh Holy Night"

 

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