Recently we hosted a holiday party for our friends and among the planned festivities (Thanksgiving leftovers, watching Christmas Vacation and drinking everytime we heard “Old fashion Griswald Family Christmas, etc.) was to setup the strobes and file the couples through and taking their portraits. It not only added to the ambiance, fun, and uniqueness of the event (who gets a decent portrait shot at a party, right?) but it also enabled me to capture a different side of people that comes out more readily through the use of holiday cocktails! More smiles (some nervous!), more affection towards their partners, and more fun as people could buddy-up with their other friends. Toughest part was keeping all the moving parts of this operation running smoothly and troubleshooting when something needed tending…all while under the influence myself! The biggest reward was being able to give something back to those who joined us that evening and kicking off the holiday season with more than just a hangover!