Warmth | Louisville Family Photographer

There’s something about a cold December leading up to Christmas that really warms my heart.  I know it sounds funny, or maybe not, maybe you feel the same way!  When I think of Christmas time I think of cold weather, beautiful lights and that warm childlike anticipation that builds as the month unfolds.   This month our blog circle theme was Warmth.  So I choose to take one picture.  A self portrait intended to capture that feeling.  The quiet, peaceful warmth that surrounds our Christmas tree every evening.  The kids are asleep, the chores are done (well, ok, maybe not but you get where I’m going with this) and everything seems so peaceful.  These quiet moments when I can tuck in my sleeping babies and relax with my husband, they are few and far between.

So here is my ‘warmth’ not perfect by any means, just a simple quiet at the end of the day, like the eye of a storm.  With everyone safe and sound and a beautiful sparkling tree, just as I remember it as a child shining above me.

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I should add that it’s incredibly difficult to take a self portrait like this in the dark!  I should be showing you the outtakes.  😉  I am very lucky to have such a wonderfully patient husband.  We’ll add that to the warmth tally I think.   Next up in our circle is Jennifer of Coco Et Elle.


Painting With Sunlight Photography specializes in Warm, Simple, Beautiful Maternity, Newborn, Child and Family Photography in the Louisville, Kentucky area.  Feel free to look around while you’re hear, I’d love to hear from you when you’re ready for more information or to schedule your session.

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  • This picture perfectly captures the essence of warmth this holiday season – I just love it. I’m a sucker for Christmas lights and this is a gorgeous image! Love!

  • I feel the same way about Christmas too. Your image perfectly displays the warmth and peacefulness of this time of year!

  • What a darling take on warmth. I look forward to reading and seeing the images you capture each month. Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family.

  • robin

    this is such a lovely peaceful photo!