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2012 Holiday Props & Sets

With the official kick-off to the holiday season right around the corner (Veteran’s Day, to be exact) we thought we would share with you all the great things we have this year to accent your holiday portraits. Our selection this year is bigger and better than ever. Some are brand new, and some are tried and true and have remained your favorites throughout the years!
*please note: while we have all of these items in every location, the style and colors of each may vary!

 

Seasonal Colored Backgrounds
We change our colored backgrounds with the seasons, and for the holidays we opted for more neutral colors rather than the traditional reds and greens. Now you can have your images displayed all year long!

 

Santa Hats
This simple accent goes with any outfit and brings just the right amount of holiday spirit to your portraits.

 

Fireplace & Tree
A customer favorite over the years, these actual fireplaces and Christmas trees add a traditional touch to your holiday portraits.

 

Ornaments
Yet another customer favorite, using our ornaments to accent your holiday outfits looks great!

 

Holiday Gift Boxes
Similar to our ornaments, these are a fun and simple addition to your pictures.

 

Winter Apparel
Bundle Up! Our variety of winter hats, scarves, and mittens make your portraits feel extra warm and cozy.

 

Snow!
New this year, we have made a template that digitally adds snow to your image. You can be in a winter wonderland without stepping outside!

 

Santa Beard
For our older subjects, this shaving cream Santa beard brings out some really great expressions. They think its hilarious!

 

Elf Hats
We have a variety of hand knit holiday hats for you to use. Paired with just a simple diaper cover, your child can become Santa’s Little Helper for the day!

 

Snowflakes
This is another simple accent that has been a dependable favorite over the years. We can use them in a variety of ways, and they add a very classic touch to your portraits.

 

Fall Leaves
Not ready for snowflakes and winter hats? These fall leaves are a perfect way for you to hold onto that last bit of fall.

 

Footballs, etc
With the NFL season in full swing, we have stocked our studios with footballs, team jerseys, and our newest addition to our sports line-hand knit football hats and diaper covers!

 

Baby Stocking
There isn’t much cuter than wrapping your little bundle of joy in a stocking this holiday season!

 

Glitter Wall
Another one of our customer favorites, the glitter wall is perfect for any age!

 

Big Gift Boxes
Another new addition this year, these fun gift boxes are already shaping up to be a customer favorite!

 

Holiday Wreaths
We have a variety of holiday wreaths in our studios that can be used in many different ways. Perfect for framing little faces!

 

Hanukkah Props
We also stock our studios with dreidels, menorahs, and other simple items representative of the holiday. These items work perfectly with the variety of Hanukkah cards we offer!

 

Once the season kicks off, our studios book appointments quickly, so be sure to call your local studio to set up your holiday portraits soon! We look forward to seeing you!


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weekly picks wednesday

    
Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend… just a few more holiday portrait sessions are lingering, but it’s definitely slowing down. May everyone have a safe and happy New Year!
    

Santa baby captured by Tam in South Shore
    

Under the mistletoe captured by Amanda B at Emerald
    

New chapter captured by Jen A in Westfarms
    

Little lady in red captured by Lauren in Natick
    

Holiday cheer captured by Emily C in Emerald
    
    


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weekly picks wednesday

    
This is it! The last home stretch for holiday portraits. Thank you to everyone who joined the Portrait Simple family this year, and to those who were already members and visited again for the family portrait tradition. We wish you all a very happy holiday week and much love, peace, good health and good fortune in the new year :) As always, enjoy the weekly picks!
    


Boys in blue captured by Eric at the Atrium
    

Big brother, little sister captured by Jodi in Rockingham
    


New year, new baby! Captured by Jenn S at Trumbull
    


White Christmas captured by Marie at Rockingham
    

A beautiful bunch captured by Kayte at the Atrium
    

Cozy baby captured by Marisa at the Atrium
    


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happy howlidays!

    
It must be pet week, because all walks of life have been getting holiday portraits in the past few days! So many that we just had to share…
        



Yup, it’s four puppies. Half pekingese, half sheepdog. Captured by Maddy in Westfarms!
        

Timmy was rescued earlier this year by the owner of Portrait Simple!

..and these are his beautiful daughters, captured by Aimee in Natick
        

Meet Carl! He belongs to our photographer and Atrium assistant-manager Thomas.

Clearly, this makes Carl happy.

Carl is a daschund-beagle mix.
        

Maya (Chow and Australian Shepherd) belongs to our Natick photographer, Jenna, and was captured by Amika.
        

Meet Tess the chiweene! (daschund-chihuahua mix)

Tess is loved by Vanessa, who started in Natick, moved to Atrium, and how shoots and helps manage our Warwick studio.

We think Tess and Carl would make a cute couple.
        

Christmas isn’t just for dogs! This sweet kitten was captured by Kiera in Emerald.
        


Chloe the golden retriever puppy and her proud owner were captured by Kim at South Shore

Just 10 days ’til Christmas! Don’t forget your furry friends!
    


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weekly picks wednesday

    
Another great week! Enjoy :)
    

Seasons of baby love captured by Sarah D in South Shore
    

Cozy cutie captured by Amanda in Rockingham
    


Smiles and styles captured by Dawn in Eastview
    

First birthday captured by Jessica in Trumbull
    


Grandkid gang captured by Thomas at the Atrium
    

Santa baby captured by Ellen in South Shore
    

All-star captured by Tyler in Natick
    

Ruffle shuffle captured by Jen A in Westfarms
    

Santa’s helper captured by Sarah D in South Shore
    

Winter whimsy captured by Meghanne at Emerald
    
    
SURPRISE GIVE-AWAY!
    
That’s right, we’re doing it again! Leave a comment on this post and you could win a free 8×10 on your next portrait session. This Friday morning (12/16/11) at 9:00AM we will randomly draw FOUR names from all of our fans that left a comment. Those four will win an 8×10, which will be printed instantly at their next appointment. Happy Wednesday!
    


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weekly picks wednesday

    
As you know, we’ve been selecting our favorite released images taken each week and sharing them with you here. The busier we get, the harder it is to pick just a few great images in each studio! Please excuse the number of images; we hope it’s worth the load time :)
    

Brand new baby captured by Dawn at Eastview
    


Who would think of shorts for holiday pictures? But these came out ADORABLE! Cute little trend-setters captured by Cassie in South Shore
    

Brother, sister, and best friend captured by Tess at the Atrium
    

Holiday spirit captured by Sara Z at Westfarms
    

Raining presents captured by Vanessa in Warwick
    

Silly sisters captured by Samantha in Natick
    

Happy family captured by Jaime in Trumbull
    

A princess and her puppy captured by Dawn at Eastview
    

Pretty in pink captured by Jessica at Emerald Square
    



Love birds captured by Thomas at the Atrium
    

Ho ho ho! Captured by Rebecca at Rockingham
    

Elf baby captured by Meghanne at Emerald (hat provided by Portrait Simple)
    
It’s not too late for holiday cards! Orders arrive in-home about 7 business days after you order them (sometimes quicker, depending on what day of the week the cards are ordered). If you haven’t made your appointment, call tonight!
    


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weekly pics wednesday

    
It’s getting busy and we’re still seeing plenty of smiles!
    
    

Check out our new “bb blocks” that can be set up to display age in weeks, months, or years! Now available in all studios. This happy 6-month old was captured by Sarah Lynn in South Shore.
    

Captured by Sara Z in Westfarms
    

Captured by Aggie in South Shore
    

Captured by Caitlin in Rockingham
    

Captured by Amika in Natick
    

Captured by Kimberly T in Warwick
    

Captured be Ellen in South Shore
    

Captured by Sara Z in Westfarms
    

Captured by Ellen in South Shore