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A New York City Christmas

It's been some time since my last post! I'm finally back from a month of traveling and playing catch up on these posts. I can't wait to share photos from my Iceland trip here, once I'm able to finish sorting through the thousands of photos on my hard drive.

With that said, I wanted to share a few photos from a Christmas session I did right before the holidays. I love taking pictures of this family - the baby's got the cutest cheeks! We decided to spend an hour or so shooting around Rockefeller Center. I thought all of the over the top decorations, the pretty lights, and of course THE tree made it a great setting to capture some holiday spirit. The challenge though, is that the other 750,000 people who visit every day around Christmas think so too.

We arranged to do the shoot first thing on a Sunday morning. The sun doesn't rise until well after 7am this time of the year. I figured after sunrise until before 9am, the indirect light would be good and hopefully the crowds light. It turned out to be a good idea and we even got some time with the tree. I have to say, the daytime view of the tree is actually quite beautiful and serene.

Sharon Chen