What can I say about the Russell Family? They are amazing! I have had the privilege of taking their Christmas photos two years in a row now. When we lived in Larkspur we were neighbors, come to think of it they were my first family photo shoot. Scott (the husband) doesn't really enjoy getting his pictures taken but this year he was less resistant to the idea. I think once he knew they wouldn't all have to wear matching sweater vests he and the boys were more open to some photos. We picked a Sunday to do the shoot so we would have the afternoon light. The Russel's are Vikings fans so I was a bit scared they would kick me out after my Broncos beat them. After the game we headed to the Perry Park Country Club to find a good spot. As we were driving we caught this scene out of a post card with about 12 deer in the background. We jumped out of the car snapped some pics and the shoot was all done in about 15 minutes. So if you have a husband that is hesitant to take photos just let him know we can get the whole shoot done during half time! Thanks Russel's for being so easy to photograph.