Friday Fun-Day: Thanksgiving Gifts!

Give a little something during the season of giving to show those you love how appreciative you are of them for all they do and the role they play in your life! Why leave presents only for Christmas? Mix it up and surprise your family and loved ones this year with a little gift at their place setting at Thanksgiving dinner as a reminder of how thankful you are for them! Here are some little fun, creative and inexpensive ideas that we found via Pinterest (we LIVE for Pinterest)

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If you love baking sweets, make a small care package of cookies, brownies, or any other type of desert that your loved ones are known to obsesses over! Make a little customized tag and attach it to the package with a little bow and a cute message like the one pictured above!

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This is another cute idea with the same idea of the customized tags with a message on it saying “thank you” or “thankful for you!” Pictured above are bottles of sparkling cider, however you could use any bottle you’d like, and you could do different beverages for various different friends or family members depending on what their drink of choice is. For example, a bottle of craft beer for the men, or a bottle of wine or champagne for the ladies!  It’s an amazing way to thank them with something that they love and will DEFINITELY put to good use – probably right then and there!


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This idea might require a little more thoughtful planning ahead of time – but is still a perfect way to say thank you to the ones your spending Thanksgiving with!  Use a small box, or a small basket/container of any kind, and fill it with some of their favorite things! Candy, nips, books, photos of you two together, gift cards – anything you can think of that will appeal to them (Marshall’s or TJ Maxx is great for little things like that!) Get creative with it and attach a small message on the box as well for some extra flair and have it waiting for them at their place setting at the table when they sit down for Thanksgiving dinner – this will surely surprise your guests!

Mid Week Mix: Holiday Mini Sessions!

5 Diamond Photography is getting ready for the holiday season that’s sneaking up on us, and you should be too! Whether its for babies, your whole family, or just your kids, now is the perfect time to get family photos done in time for the holidays! These types of shoots are amazing for holiday greeting cards, or just as an excuse to get a family photo done and hang i your house! Whatever the reason may be, 5 Diamond Photography is ready to get you into our studio!

We’re offering holiday mini sessions (about 20-30 minutes) all day on Saturday November 28th for any families that get in touch with me quickly and book one of my available time slots!

Below are some ideas for your holiday shoot and some samples of shoots that we’ve done in the past of adorable toddlers, loving siblings, and families (and yes, pets are included in family as well)




We’ve done countless family holiday sessions, these are just a few of our favorites! Feel free to come to me with your own ideas, poses and props that you want included as well.  We LOVE creativity and are always open to new ideas that showcase your families personality!

For more information on holiday family sessions or my availability, contact me directly via email at or by phone at (860) 301-6359

xoxo – Lizz Riley at 5 Diamond Photography