Our neighbor had asked me to take a photo of their family, so they would have one to send out with Christmas cards. I started brainstorming to come up with a cute photo composition for this family of five, and the idea that jumped in my head was a photo of them sitting on the curb in front of their house at night, with their house lights, and their extensive Christmas lights, glowing in the background. To capture this, I would use my new Nikon D850 DSLR camera for the first time, and in the process, see what of its new capabilities I could leverage.
We finally got a chance to take these photos on December 17, 2017, the night of our neighborhood Christmas open-house at another neighbor’s house down the street. The family broke away for our brief photo shoot, and they made the whole thing a lot of fun.