Victorian Christmas Tea 2018

Last December Carolyn held her final Victorian Christmas Tea in DC before she moves back to Canada. (We will miss you Carolyn!) As with all of Carolyn’s parties, there was tons of scrumptious food and lots of fun conversation. Carolyn’s house was beautifully decked out for the holidays.

I am pretty proud of the group photo, because we managed to get a lot of people into one shot in a narrow space using only a single flash on the hot shoe.
Victorian Christmas Tea

Victorian Christmas Tea

Victorian Christmas Tea

Victorian Christmas Tea

I wore my old 1840s dress, which I still quite like.
Victorian Christmas Tea

Ashley in a festive bustle ensemble
Victorian Christmas Tea

Maggie also wore 1840s.
Victorian Christmas Tea

For posed portrait photos, we found a good setup in front of the fireplace. The ceiling was white, so I could hold the flash up towards it and bounce the light back down onto the subject. Mike took the photo standing a bit behind me off to one side and remote triggered the flash from the camera. Maggie was our guinea pig for figuring all this out.
Victorian Christmas Tea

We were also experimenting with a 50mm lens (on a 1.5 crop camera), which was nice for headshots.
Victorian Christmas Tea

Mike, in front of the camera for once. (Britney was nice enough to hold the flash for us while I got this shot.)
Victorian Christmas Tea

Britney
Victorian Christmas Tea

Taylor
Victorian Christmas Tea

Carolyn, our hostess
Victorian Christmas Tea

Glynnis (I love her hair!)
Victorian Christmas Tea

Terry
Victorian Christmas Tea

Kristin
Victorian Christmas Tea

An outtake shot, where the flash went off in my hand when I was not paying attention, but for some reason I was making this face??
Victorian Christmas Tea

Katy
Victorian Christmas Tea

All of our photos are here.

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