{Mike + Esther} Oh Christmas Tree Farm | Langley Documentary Family Photographer

Mimsical Photography Documentary Christmas Family Tree Farm

Oh christmas tree, oh christmas tree...  that song has been ringing in my ears ever since this session! The day was dreary in true West Coast winter weather, but that didn't dampen the spirits of this family of 7 while the set out on their annual christmas tree hunt at the  Oh Christmas Tree Farm in Langley, BC. Puddles abounded, rain was pouring and even though we had to walk to the very back corner of the very large farm to find "the one" I think that it's safe to say it was a successful trip. This family has been going to the same tree farm for years, and there is a lot of tradition tied to the trip. Mum always brings hot chocolate, it always rains,  and they try to get the "Annual Put the Kids in the Cart" photo - though I do believe this is the last year it will be tried!

I think one of the things we don't often put together is Christmas traditions and longevity. But yet, so often, the traditions we want to do with our kids is something that we once did with our own parents.  And in turn, the traditions we start with our own little families might change in ways we never considered as they get older. 

This was a snapshot session - you'd be surprised what you can all have documented in a couple hours! If you'd like to have your own family's memories and tradtions captured I would seriously love to hang out <3

 

 Loading the truck  Christmas Tree Hunt Tradition at Oh Christmas Tree Farms in Langley, BC. Documentary Family Holiday Tradition, Real life moments with a family of 7 by Mimsical Photography. West Coast photographer in Lower Mainland, British Columbia.
 Driving to the farm, Dealing with the rain and the roaring fire at Oh Christmas Tree Farms  Christmas Tree Hunt Tradition at Oh Christmas Tree Farms in Langley, BC. Documentary Family Holiday Tradition, Real life moments with a family of 7 by Mimsical Photography. West Coast photographer in Lower Mainland, British Columbia.
 The designated cart puller  Christmas Tree Hunt Tradition at Oh Christmas Tree Farms in Langley, BC. Documentary Family Holiday Tradition, Real life moments with a family of 7 by Mimsical Photography. West Coast photographer in Lower Mainland, British Columbia.
 The annual "Fit all the Children in the Cart" Photo takes on new meaning.  Christmas Tree Hunt Tradition at Oh Christmas Tree Farms in Langley, BC. Documentary Family Holiday Tradition, Real life moments with a family of 7 by Mimsical Photography. West Coast photographer in Lower Mainland, British Columbia.
 The Hunt Begins with a red cart and through the puddles  Christmas Tree Hunt Tradition at Oh Christmas Tree Farms in Langley, BC. Documentary Family Holiday Tradition, Real life moments with a family of 7 by Mimsical Photography. West Coast photographer in Lower Mainland, British Columbia
 The true spirit of Christmas in wet British columbia is completing tradtions where others would stay home.  Christmas Tree Hunt Tradition at Oh Christmas Tree Farms in Langley, BC. Documentary Family Holiday Tradition, Real life moments with a family of 7 by Mimsical Photography. West Coast photographer in Lower Mainland, British Columbia
 Snuggles with mum under the umbrella&nbsp;  Christmas Tree Hunt Tradition at Oh Christmas Tree Farms in Langley, BC. Documentary Family Holiday Tradition, Real life moments with a family of 7 by Mimsical Photography. West Coast photographer in Lower Mainland, British Columbia
 Is this the one? Christmas Tree Hunt Tradition at Oh Christmas Tree Farms in Langley, BC. Documentary Family Holiday Tradition, Real life moments with a family of 7 by Mimsical Photography. West Coast photographer in Lower Mainland, British Columbia
 Found the tree! Christmas Tree Hunt Tradition at Oh Christmas Tree Farms in Langley, BC. Documentary Family Holiday Tradition, Real life moments with a family of 7 by Mimsical Photography. West Coast photographer in Lower Mainland, British Columbia
 Dad's little helpers take their job seriously when cutting down the tree  Christmas Tree Hunt Tradition at Oh Christmas Tree Farms in Langley, BC. Documentary Family Holiday Tradition, Real life moments with a family of 7 by Mimsical Photography. West Coast photographer in Lower Mainland, British Columbia
 The long walk back  Christmas Tree Hunt Tradition at Oh Christmas Tree Farms in Langley, BC. Documentary Family Holiday Tradition, Real life moments with a family of 7 by Mimsical Photography. West Coast photographer in Lower Mainland, British Columbia
 Christmas Tree Hunt Tradition at Oh Christmas Tree Farms in Langley, BC. Documentary Family Holiday Tradition, Real life moments with a family of 7 by Mimsical Photography. West Coast photographer in Lower Mainland, British Columbia
 The Measuring and purchase of the tree  Christmas Tree Hunt Tradition at Oh Christmas Tree Farms in Langley, BC. Documentary Family Holiday Tradition, Real life moments with a family of 7 by Mimsical Photography. West Coast photographer in Lower Mainland, British Columbia
 Hot chocolate and candy canes after finding the tree  Christmas Tree Hunt Tradition at Oh Christmas Tree Farms in Langley, BC. Documentary Family Holiday Tradition, Real life moments with a family of 7 by Mimsical Photography. West Coast photographer in Lower Mainland, British Columbia
 Sticky fingers from candy canes and hot chocolate around the fire.  Christmas Tree Hunt Tradition at Oh Christmas Tree Farms in Langley, BC. Documentary Family Holiday Tradition, Real life moments with a family of 7 by Mimsical Photography. West Coast photographer in Lower Mainland, British Columbia
 Family of 7 around a fire in the rain&nbsp;  Christmas Tree Hunt Tradition at Oh Christmas Tree Farms in Langley, BC. Documentary Family Holiday Tradition, Real life moments with a family of 7 by Mimsical Photography. West Coast photographer in Lower Mainland, British Columbia
 Toddler by the wood pile  Christmas Tree Hunt Tradition at Oh Christmas Tree Farms in Langley, BC. Documentary Family Holiday Tradition, Real life moments with a family of 7 by Mimsical Photography. West Coast photographer in Lower Mainland, British Columbia
 Bringing the tree inside  Christmas Tree Hunt Tradition at Oh Christmas Tree Farms in Langley, BC. Documentary Family Holiday Tradition, Real life moments with a family of 7 by Mimsical Photography. West Coast photographer in Lower Mainland, British Columbia
 Trimming the tree before it comes in the house  Christmas Tree Hunt Tradition at Oh Christmas Tree Farms in Langley, BC. Documentary Family Holiday Tradition, Real life moments with a family of 7 by Mimsical Photography. West Coast photographer in Lower Mainland, British Columbia
 The creation of Poffertjes, a dutch treat this family has on tree decorating days!  In home tree decorating traditions,&nbsp;&nbsp;Documentary Family Holiday Tradition, Real life moments with a family of 7 by Mimsical Photography. West Coast photographer in Lower Mainland, British Columbia
 Dutch tradition of Poffertjes and Dad jokes.  In home tree decorating traditions,&nbsp;&nbsp;Documentary Family Holiday Tradition, Real life moments with a family of 7 by Mimsical Photography. West Coast photographer in Lower Mainland, British Columbia
 Decorating the christmas tree with love - full of oraments that each have their own story.  In home tree decorating traditions,&nbsp;&nbsp;Documentary Family Holiday Tradition, Real life moments with a family of 7 by Mimsical Photography. West Coast photographer in Lower Mainland, British Columbia   
 In home tree decorating traditions,&nbsp;&nbsp;Documentary Family Holiday Tradition, Real life moments with a family of 7 by Mimsical Photography. West Coast photographer in Lower Mainland, British Columbia