holiday session: grey lily photography
Have you met our friend Melanie of Grey Lily Photography ? If you haven't yet...you sure need to! She has been a super support in the planning of many of my workshops!
Melanie has been growing her business with the use of styled shoots, and networking with many industry peers to build up and encourage others, and has joined our workshop as a design team member both this past spring, and for our Holiday Flat Lay session.
You can see Melanie's beautiful work throughout the pages of
Confetti Wedding Magazine on stands now!
Super excited to have Melanie along with us again!!
We asked our design team to answer some fun holiday questions to get us in the holiday spirit and get to know them a little better. Here's what Melanie shared with us:
Melanie LeBlanc: Grey Lily Photography:
Q: Without the obvious; what is one physical thing you could show a client to help them understand what you do?
A: I did struggle with this as I find my camera and photos to be such an obvious giveaway. So if I were to think outside the box, I'd say wedding rings, polaroid's and stationery...
Q: What is your favourite holiday decor piece?
A: My mom made a beautiful ceramic Santa Claus (about 2 ft tall) a few Christmases after I was born. (So he's about 37-38 now!) He has been with our family every year since and he is and always will be my favorite holiday piece.
Q: What is your favourite holiday colour to decorate with?
A: Neutrals. Gold, cream and green, with touches of wood. Although my decor right now is grey, black and red with touches of wood. Haha. Very much the opposite of what I would normally do. But it's fun to spice things up a bit! :)
Q: What is your most favourite holiday tradition?
A: Christmas Eve at our house has become a new tradition since we got our home 5 years ago. We have the immediate family over for appy's, drinks and games and it's imperative that you wear PJ's! We open one gift each and listen to Christmas Music ALL night long! My favorite!
Q: What is your favourite holiday drink?
A: I'm not a big coffee drinker but I do love a good coffee and bailey's at Christmas time or Bailey's on ice.
Q: Are you yay or nay on the ugly Christmas sweater party trend?
A: I absolutely love ugly Christmas Sweaters. I've been sporting them for at least the last 10 years!
Q: What is your favourite holiday movie?
A: The Original Grinch. A wish for wings that work. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Prancer. The 12 days of Christmas- Creature Comforts. *This is a great one to watch with the kids if you can find it!
Q: What is your favourite holiday song?
A: Love the oldies: I’ll be home for Christmas by The Carpenters. Oh Christmas Tree by Nat King Cole. My Grown Up Christmas List by Amy Grant
Q: Clear or multi coloured holiday lights?
A: Clear. I have OCD. They all have to be clear. Haha
Q: Describe your ideal holiday day!!
A: Getting together with family and friends. Plain and simple. Enjoying each other's company. Good food, lots of laughter. And celebrating the season together!
We hope you had fun learning al little more about our friend Melanie and her favourite holiday traditions! We are looking forward to spending the day with you on December 4th!!
thank you friends
Hi, I'm Heather, creative director of the Open Trunk Workshop Series. Follow along as we introduce you to the vendors, guest speakers, and all things 'styled shoot' in the industry!