I will also post outtakes in a future post, as well as do an editing tutorial on one of these photos.
On a separate related note, after doing the photo shoot, it dawned on me to look up Christmas ornaments safety. And lo and behold, it turns out Christmas lights are coated in PVC and have lead added to them for heat resistance, enough lead to keep your babies away from Christmas decorations. Luckily, Lexi didn’t touch the lights, but we did (lead transfers from hand to mouth) and then touched Lexi. It is good we know about it now, so I wanted to warn those of you who are new parents and might have missed the news a few years back when they thought to test the wires of the lights and discovered lead in them. Also, Christmas ornaments can have lead as well ( in paint) and artificial Christmas trees and garlands are made of PVC. While you shouldn’t throw out an older artificial tree (since it has possibly already off-gassed), but I would think twice about buying one brand new. An alternative would be to buy a second hand tree or a real one. Either way you decide to go, please be careful! Christmas time might be joyous and wonderful but it is also full of hazards!