Its cold, its getting dark early and your kids are all on different sleep schedules. Attempting to get them all dressed, in the car and to a location for “happy” holiday photos is a feat that lets face it, no one wants to take on. I’ve started visiting some close friends and their kiddos for photos at their home and I’ve found that it actually works great! I’m a traveling studio these days and taking photos of little ones in their familiar space has proven to work every time. For the beautiful Roberts girls, I set up a stand with a backdrop for those “portrait” photos, got some candid photos of dancing by the Christmas tree and we made Christmas Cookies. It was fun for everyone and more of a family event instead of the “dreaded Christmas photos”.