In 1990 a friend of mine, Vince Vance, wrote a song called “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” I started wondering what it might be like to find someone under my Christmas tree and so I contacted one of my favorite makeup artists and one of my favorite models and shot the model as Christmas presents.
The makeup artist, Lisa Parenton, wrapped the model, Mistly Lovelace, as a regular present, high-tech light emitting diodes present, bikini-clad Australian present (Santa can arrive there on a surfboard since their seasons are opposite ours but usually is in a vehicle pulled by kangaroos), etc.
I got a chance to shoot in very low light in the studio so that the lights from the tree would sparkle and then got a chance to try to figure out the best way to get rid of the high ISO noise when editing….
I hope that everyone who is celebrating Christmas gets what they want. Of course in my case, were a package like this in the house my wife would say, “That’s cute, but you can’t keep it.”