Jolibois Family Christmas Picture 2014

Traditions are one of those subtle things that makes home, home. Even if it's an absolutely horrible tradition, like fruitcake. Do we even need to have that discussion? Either way, I'm a huge advocate of tradition, but - like inside jokes - the best ones aren't planned. They evolve over the years because a person or group enjoys doing something every year and it becomes a staple that everyone would miss if it didn't happen.

One such tradition for us, sort of fell into our laps - the annual Jolibois Family Christmas Picture.

After seeing the abundance of horrid family Christmas pictures, I vowed to not let my family be one those. So in 2010, I began shooting my family's Christmas pictures with a bit of my own flair. Here's a quick history.

2010

2010

2011

2011

2012

2012

2013

2013

This year, I believe, takes the cake. We decided to up the ante by shooting behind-the-scenes footage of our shoot. We asked a good family friend, Cody Dedon, to come over and, in concert with my iPhone-timelapse rig and another of my cameras, shoot footage of our little adventures. Now, without further ado, may I present 2014!

 

I hope that y'all enjoy the extras! My family and I would love to hear what you think in the comments below!

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!