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10 on 10 December | Christmas Still Lifes

Ever since I returned from the Gather photography retreat, I’ve been yearning to play with my camera but (thankfully) I’ve been very busy with holiday photo shoots for clients.  This week however, I had a break in my schedule and decided to pull out some of my Christmas goodies and shoot just for the sake of doing something creative.   I gave myself an hour in-between picking up the kids from school and starting dinner to just play.

Kim Klassen’s My Still Sunday series was my inspiration.  Have you seen her work?  Oh my goodness, she is amazing!  If you are on Instagram you should definitely check out the #mystillsundaycompetition….its a fun little still life photo competition that Kim started on IG and there are so many amazing, beautiful photos that I know you’ll love.

Anyway, below you’ll see my attempt at still life photography.  Some of the ornaments pictured are so very special to me.  The heart is one that my mom made for me out of lace scraps from my wedding dress (which she also made) and the snowflake was hand crocheted by my grandmother (who will be turning 95 next month).

I’m so glad I took this time to capture these images.  It was a very fulfilling way to spend a part of my day….creating photos just for the sake of creating.  After you’ve looked through my images, please continue through our photography circle and check out the gorgeous work of Stacey Griffin.

  • […] want to cozy up with a cup of cocoa and a nice fire! Be sure to head on over to the uber talented Kristina Rust! Her still life photography makes me want to get my camera out and create some beautiful, peaceful […]ReplyCancel

  • Kristina, I love these. The gold and all the tones really appeal to me and the styling is beautiful. Did you make that star or buy it? If you made it, I would love to know how! Would adore that on top of my tree! Great work. Are you signing up for The Studio with KK?ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen

    Beautiful images Kristina – I love the mixture of ornaments and natural décor. I adore the snowflake!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous Kristina, you were definitely channeling Kim here! Love the stories behind those special pieces, what a beautiful family story they tell. xoReplyCancel

  • I adore these shots, Kristina! Your style is lovely and have such beauty and calmness in them! LOVE <3

    Happy New Year! xoxoReplyCancel