While our tree may not have anything on the Griswald’s, we both had never gone and picked our tree before it had been cut! Combine that with it being our first Christmas together (Erin’s 6th TOTAL), this was a big deal! We were invited to go with veteran tree-pickers and all around awesome neighbors Jenni and Kris and they coached us on! Joining us also on her VERY FIRST Christmas outing was the ever-adorable Zoe (Jenni’s sister’s daughter). So we took turns handing off the baby and the camera between the four of us and had a great time! If you are still looking for a tree, go check out Peltzer Pines across the freeway from the Irvine Spectrum, they had tons left as of last Friday when we went to pick ours up :) Much to my and Kris’ disappointment, they don’t let you chop down your tree…but just to man up our outing just a bit, we busted out the power saw when we got home and “shaped” our trees, haha.
Here are a few photos from our day! *photogs, I had my D700 with a 50mm 1.4 on the whole time shooting in manual mode with manual kelvin white balance*
**UPDATE: Our tree is decorated and looking pretty!! I’ve added some images our first Christmas tree :) — these ones were taken with our new D3 with a 24-70 2.8 on there, shooting wide open with auto white balance — **
We went the day after Thanksgiving…apparently this guy is a survivor!
The typical Zoe camera photo…deer in the headlights.
** Our First Tree!! **
Don’t hate…you know you love the Santa pants and slippers