baby’s first christmas tree / bloomfield, ct

December 20, 2018

Christmas comes every year, but when you’ve spent as much time traveling, moving around, and childless as we have, you only really catch it about half of the time.

Don’t get me wrong–we always make it to Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner with our families, but–we *don’t* always manage to stuff stockings, bake cookies, or even get a tree. We just don’t. Or at least, we haven’t.

This year is different. This year our almost-one-year-old isn’t old enough to understand Christmas, and yet I still feel the need to show it to him, and to experience the holidays as a family for the first time. So even if all I plan to wrap under the tree are the toys he already owns (sue me), we all went together to pick out that tree, not chop it down because it was too damn cold, pay way too much for it, and then let it sit on the porch for two days until we could remember where the tree stand was. We’re doing our best…


a dad holds his baby boy at a farm in connecticut while they pick out their first christmas tree, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
a dad holds his baby boy at a farm in connecticut while they pick out their first christmas tree, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
a dad holds his baby boy at a farm in connecticut while they pick out their first christmas tree, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
an old red tractor sits on the grass at a christmas tree farm in connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
detail of an old red tractor at a christmas tree farm in connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
a dad holds his baby boy in an aisle of trees at a farm in connecticut while they pick out their first christmas tree, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
a dad holds his baby boy at a farm in connecticut while they pick out their first christmas tree, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
a dad holds his baby boy at a farm in connecticut while they pick out their first christmas tree, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
a dad holds his baby boy at a farm in connecticut while they pick out their first christmas tree, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
a baby helps pick out his family's first christmas tree at a farm in connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
white poinsettias at a farm store in connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
jars of jam line the shelves of a farm store in connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
a dad holds his baby boy in a farm store in connecticut, photographed by jamie bannon photography.
a christmas tree tied down to the roof of a jeep, photographed by jamie bannon photography.

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