Merry Christmas From The Keatleys And A Yeti

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2010 Keatley Christmas photo.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.  Finally, a normal holiday picture from the Keatley’s, right?  I’ll admit last years holiday photo was a little strange, what with the accident and everything.  But the show must go on.  This year we have a couple of new introductions.  Our daughter Isla, and our yeti who is holding her.  We did look into more “traditional” forms of childcare, but everything is so expensive these days.

I had a lot of fun planning this shoot out.  I have been thinking about it, and planning for about 5 months, so seeing it finally come to life like this is a mix of pure excitement and a little relief.  Although, I am already starting to think about next year.  I just can’t help myself.  It’s a blessing and a curse.   I just think it will be so awesome to look back 10, 15, or 20 years from now and see all of the different holiday photos we have taken.  Not to mention, how many 6-month-olds get to say they had their picture taken with a yeti?  Isla is either going to think we are the coolest parents ever, or she won’t be able to get far enough away from us when she is older.  I’m hoping for the first, but only time will tell.

This has been a wonderful year for me, and I am very grateful for all of your continued support and interest in my work.  Thank you for reading my blog, and for coming out to hear me speak on occasion.  That is definitely something I hope to do more of this next year.  The next blog post you see from me will probably be me announcing my new website which I am very excited to share.  As much as I like my current one, and it was selected in the 2010 PDN Annual, I feel like there is always room for improvement.  Stay tuned.


I love this photo. So cool. I'm curious as to who is inside the Yeti suit.

POSTED BY Ben on 12-12-2010

Thanks for all the great comments everyone. Unfortunately we lost most of the comments for this post when the old blog was ported over. Just want to let you know it was technical difficulties, not censorship...

POSTED BY John Keatley on 12-15-2010

Oh wow John this is awesome. So you actually got a yeti costume?! That is brilliant. Great photo, glad to hear your year was good. Have a good Christmas holiday bro you deserve it!

POSTED BY James Milne on 12-19-2010

Stumbled across your website looking for ugly Christmas sweaters. The photo of the couple with the ugly sweaters and the goat made me laugh out loud. Curiousity got the best of me, so I had to poke around and see what other funny photos you had and love this Yeti picture. It definitely raises the bar for Christmas cards. The funniest part is that I don't think the dog is posing. =) Great photography and excellent creativity!

POSTED BY Jen on 12-19-2010

Great image, John! Fun Christmas cards are part of our family as well. This year, we did a LOST-themed card. I also do a lot of these shoots for my portrait clients. You can see a contest we've started for this year's clients as well as our card at http://www.doggettstudios.com/blog Great work!!

POSTED BY Eric Doggett on 12-19-2010

I just love this image! Such wonderful creativity!

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