My ongoing work for Lumiimages Stock Agency based in Munich, Germany led me to taking photographs of my parents back in the UK over the christmas period. I decided on some christmas stock lifestyle photography. I called up my local make-up artist Sarah Abbott due to the nature of the photo shoot. The concept which I decided upon was pretty simple since it revolved around the Christmas spirit. My mother had decorated the house to no end which made the shoot a lot easier to carry out. With the trusty Elinchrom softbox and some further lighting I started off taking picture of unwrapping presents with my father next to the Christmas tree. My mother joined slightly later and I then proceeded to photography whilst the champagne and mulled wine were being drunk.

Christmas stock images are always sort after especially during the christmas period. Stock agencies like to see happy families together around the fire, enjoying the food and entertainment provided. I think the outcome of the pictures nearly reflects this.

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