Our Christmas gift came a few months early this year, but the lights of the holiday season provided the the perfect excuse for some fun and creative portraits of our three-month old Kiana! (Click on the images below to see larger versions).
Who can resist a cute baby wearing a Santa hat and red sleeper all wrapped up in festive lights? I know I couldn’t! But a word of caution here – many people don’t know that the wires surrounding your beautiful and common Christmas lights are often made of lead. Lead poisoning is usually caused by exposure over time, so the risk to your little one from handling a set of holiday lights is very small. But no amount of lead is safe for any child, so it’s important to use caution when your kids are helping to decorate the Christmas tree. Avoid exposure as much as possible, be sure to wash hands soon after use, and *definitely* don’t let them stick the lights in their mouths. (Christmas lights are an electrical appliance, after all, and not a toy!). So take a lot of care if you or your photographer photographs your baby with Christmas lights. No picture is worth a sick child!
And Christmas lights don’t need to be wrapped around your baby to show off their holiday cheer! Christmas lights make a great backdrop for children’s portraits too!
Happy Holidays, from our family to yours!