Heirloom Christmas Memories Sessions

Let’s have some family fun at a Raleigh Christmas tree farm! These sessions are intended to help you savor this fleeting time with your family, capture the joy of the holiday season, and create family heirlooms that you’ll enjoy in your home throughout the year or bring out with your decorations every holiday season.

These limited edition photo sessions will be perfect for you if:

  • You’re looking to take some fun, joy-filled, & festive family photos this holiday season
  • A quick & easy photo session sounds like a great fit for your family, but you still appreciate personal attention from me ahead of time and having guidance with artwork decisions after (Learn more about the Light Creative Experience here!)
  • You love creating family heirlooms! You’d like to decorate your home with fun, natural portraits from the Christmas tree farm & enjoy them year-round or each holiday season.
  • You know that photos make the best gifts, and you’d like me to help save your valuable time & effort while creating beautiful, premium holiday cards and other gifts for family members.

In addition to my typical artwork offerings, you also have the option of ordering a custom holiday ornament with a photo or two from your limited edition Christmas tree farm session!

Limited Edition

The Details

Christmas heirlooms

Family portrait fee for the Christmas tree farm (however, this is refundable as a $25 voucher for a Frasier Fir tree from the farm this holiday season!)

Time & talent of the photographer

Session planning for your specific family

Limited edition session with up to 15 minutes of photography

Professional photo editing & artwork mockups

Photo reveal & ordering appointment

Online viewing gallery

Artwork design, preparation, & ordering

Home delivery of artwork

Option to order Christmas ornaments, an exclusive artwork offer for these sessions

The creative fee of $95 includes:

Please note: This is a personal, boutique photography experience, and photos are ordered separately after the session as heirloom-quality artwork. We will have a photo reveal & ordering appointment within 2-3 weeks after your session as part of my typical photo experience, when you will see photo proofs and artwork options, and decide what you’d like to order. To give you an idea of potential investment after the creative fee, a set of premium prints starts at $200, Christmas cards start at $250, archival wall art starts at $400, and custom keepsake albums start at $1000. Other artwork options are also available! Printed artwork allows you to enjoy these moments forever in your hands & in your home. Digital files are available pending a minimum artwork purchase, and I will share full pricing information upon booking.

"I highly recommend Kelly and Light Creative! During our session, she was patient, kind, and really captured the personality of our family well! The pictures of my husband, me, and our little one turned out beautifully! We will definitely be cherishing them for years to come. We can't wait for our next session!"

- Sarah & Colin

One day only!

Two days only! These will be held at a Christmas tree farm in south Raleigh, and location details will be released after booking.

Saturday, October 30, 2021
morning time slots beginning 8:00-11:00am

Saturday, November 6, 2021
afternoon time slots beginning 4:00-6:00pm

Rain date (if we need to reschedule due to weather): Sunday, November 7, 2021 one hour earlier due to Daylight Savings Time ending that day (for example, if your Saturday session is scheduled for 4pm, your rescheduled-due-to-rain session would be Sunday at 3pm).

Within 2-3 weeks of your session, we will meet again for your photo reveal & ordering session! This typically takes place at my office in Southeast Raleigh. You’ll be able to see your beautiful family photos for the first time, see and feel all your heirloom-quality artwork options in person, and choose your favorite photos as we put together your artwork order. Masks are required indoors, and Zoom is also currently offered as an option to maintain social distance if preferred.

When & Where

frequently asked questions


Oh no - I'm not available that day!

I get it - life is busy! Thanks for wanting to carve out time for photos anyway; they help us slow down and appreciate the here and now. These sessions are time-sensitive, so if you can make that day work, please do! If not, please contact me to let me know you’re interested, and we’ll see if we can find another time that works.

I really think I might want more time…

Let’s do it! My typical photo sessions include photography up to 1 hour, and that’s perfect for those of you who want to walk around, have more of a variety of backgrounds/environments, and/or give your kids (& yourselves!) some time to adjust to the camera. Contact me to get our conversation started!

What COVID precautions are you taking?

I am fully vaccinated, and I’ll be happy to wear a mask if you’d like me to for the duration of the session. I typically stay at least 6 feet away while taking photos, but I may get closer at times, especially for close-ups of kiddos & their awesome smiles! I don’t expect you to wear a mask at any point while we are together.

Can I get digital files along with the heirloom artwork? 

I believe that my job isn’t done until I’ve provided you with a finished product so that you can quickly and easily enjoy your photos in your home.

Because of this, my primary goal for our experience together is to create beautiful heirloom artwork that you’ll be able to enjoy in your home soon after our session and one day pass on to your kids. Those tangible artwork pieces are what we focus on first! I also know how important it is to be able to use your photos online & share them with friends & family that way, so digital files are included when you reach a certain artwork order amount. We’ll chat about details during our consultation, but don’t hesitate to ask for clarification beforehand if you’d like. I want to make sure you can enjoy these moments for years to come.

That being said, some digital files are included with the New Life Collection! Please see details here.

Any other questions? I'm happy to help! Send me a message so we can chat.