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mychildhoodchristmas

I was inspired by one of my favorite bloggers, Erin Little, to share a photo from my childhood Christmas. A “throw back” if you will.

One of the reasons I am passionate about documenting families in their own homes is because of photos like the one above. I find great delight to look back at old PRINTS (that I can physically touch and bring close to my face and not be looking at a screen) from my childhood. Nostalgia in the details:

  • The Christmas tree my dad cut down from the woods while hunting (he refused to ever buy a tree). We always called them our Charlie Brown trees.
  • My stocking!
  • The big gift every year–this year was the bouncy horse. How many of you had one of those?! Popular back then. Dangerous now.
  • My footie pajamas
  • The style of my hair and how small I looked

Looking at this old photo brings back the memories. What are some of your favorite holiday memories?

  • Jessica ThomasonDecember 13, 2014 - 6:51 pm

    I love old photos for the same reasons! That horse is definitely illegal now! Love this so much Alana Rasbach Photography!ReplyCancel

  • kinsDecember 14, 2014 - 11:55 am

    Wow what memories! The TV in the background looks ancient and I love the “sit & spin” toy, too.
    love you
    kinsReplyCancel

    • Alana RasbachDecember 14, 2014 - 7:19 pm

      I know, it does. I loved that sit and spin (I forgot what it was called, thank you Kins!).ReplyCancel

alana rasbach nashville photographer family newborn birth tennessee

alana rasbach nashville photographer family newborn birth tennessee

I did it! I started this project, along with a group of other photographers, one year ago. (Well, I was obviously busy Aug.-Oct. so I missed a few, but who’s counting?) It’s fascinating to look back on these images. One year ago we just moved into our new home. My husband started a new job. We had a child in diapers. Fun to see what was on my refrigerator then. Here is a link to all of my 10 on 10s.

December has been a really good month so far. I’ve made some personal changes, to make more space in my heart and in my head and to prepare for Advent. I’m very thankful for my little family and for Jesus our Immanuel.

Now onto Breanna, who started it all.

Alana Rasbach is a family, newborn, and birth documentary photographer in Nashville, TN.  Available for travel.

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  • Breanna PetersonDecember 11, 2014 - 7:51 am

    I always love & admire the way you tell a story through your images. It’s been a good year, and I feel fortunate to have been in this group with you and so many other talented women <3ReplyCancel

  • Heather Calhoun StockettDecember 11, 2014 - 3:05 pm

    Oh, I love this, Alana! Your boy on your husband’s shoulders is just too perfect ?? Beautiful collection of photos.ReplyCancel

Have I told you lately that I love…going to client homes and making their photos?! Oh, I have? Okay, just wanted to make sure. One thing I try to do before I even walk up to a house is to have my camera out of the bag and ready. If my camera was packed away, I would have missed the opportunity to document this little guy greeting me at the door! The Poags are another awesome family, living in East Nashville. My favorite part of our session was when I asked Miss E if she was too old to give her mom kisses, and then they showed me their minute-long routine (including butterfly eyelash kisses) they do every night before bed. Getting to know and document little details like that is what I love most about my job.

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alana rasbach nashville photographer family newborn birth tennessee

alana rasbach nashville photographer family newborn birth tennessee

alana rasbach nashville photographer family newborn birth tennessee

Alana Rasbach is a family, newborn, and birth documentary photographer in Nashville, TN.  Available for travel.

  • Victoria WilsdonDecember 8, 2014 - 8:32 am

    wow – beautiful as ever – PLEASE come to sth Aust!!ReplyCancel

  • Jane Newbill CondurelisDecember 8, 2014 - 12:53 pm

    Beautiful pictures and wonderful family !!ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda Williams SmithDecember 8, 2014 - 8:15 pm

    the blondes are killing me!ReplyCancel