Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays & Peace on Earth from Our Family (and Friends)!

Every year, my older son requests one fancy composite photo as his big Christmas gift. It can be whatever he would like. Last year, he wanted to be The Nutcracker, so I rented a costume for him and made a composite of him dancing. This year, he requested a nativity scene. I planned the whole thing out, ordered costumes for him and his friends from school, and then I fell and injured my knee pretty badly. I lost several days of work time thanks to my injury, so this photo got pushed back and I ended up doing everything very last minute (while in a knee brace lol).

Since everything got pushed back to the last minute, unfortunately some of his friends weren’t able to make it over to my studio, but we made the best of it and made it work! If you look closely, you can actually see my older son in the photo twice. 😉

Thank you so much to all of our friends who helped me make my big gift this year for my little muses. :)

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I will be posting a behind the scenes video with a speed edit too (once the video export is complete, which may take a while!). :) A big thank you also goes out to all of the following artists who provide stock photos that I selected for use in this piece. Stock photos used found here:

http://humblebeez.deviantart.com/art/desert-stock-6-186140746
http://stockf8.deviantart.com/art/desert-stock-1-286482980
http://b-squaredstock.deviantart.com/art/Desert-3-118390457
http://casperium.deviantart.com/art/Night-Sky-1-Stock-40266694
http://www.deviantart.com/art/Aureole-Halo-Brush-PS-265290659
http://luda-stock.deviantart.com/art/Straw-and-Hay-484663685
http://jezhawk-stock.deviantart.com/art/Camel-44499624
http://malleni-stock.deviantart.com/art/Lamb-Stock-03-294452875
http://malleni-stock.deviantart.com/art/Lamb-Stock-02-294452785
http://malleni-stock.deviantart.com/art/Lamb-Stock-04-362108014

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