In the Woods with Sweet Paul

It is very fitting to call this story 'Natural Sparkle' when you team up the indomitable vision of Sweet Paul and the unassailable talent of photographer Dana Gallagher.  Following along with the development of this story for Better Homes and Gardens was so fascinating.  Starting in the beginning of July the details started to come together - senior home editor Kelly Kegans talked about a story that would feel more wintery instead of holiday - festive but not overtly about Christmas.  Paul has always loved to take traditions in a new direction - change the color but keep the feel.  So he came back with some ideas for a 'Blue Christmas.'  After some refinement the palette was set and the crafts were decided - all that was left was to shoot!  How sweet it is, to be decked by blue.