Small Fry Films: Winter Workshop

Meet the McPhersons: Kristina, Bella, Coco and Miles. Today while the man of the house, Ben, is busy being a professional painter, Kristina is concocting tiny works of art with her three beautiful kids for their tree. Kristina’s interactions with her kids were so consistently sweet, it reminded us of this quote by Rose Kennedy, “I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring to it.”

Even when she thought we weren’t watching, when the camera wasn’t rolling, Kristina handled her children with the care that you would a glass ornament for the top bough of a tree. Her ongoing patience and concern for her children was something to aspire to, especially in this season devoted to showing our loved ones how we truly feel about them. Check this film out to get you in the holiday spirit in a hurry!

Film by Jenner Brown of Lumineux Films for Small Fry.

See more of Kristina and family on instagram @kristinamcpherson.

Watch the rest of our Small Fry films here.


  • michelle anderson
    December 3, 2012 at 7:44 am

    my favorite is #2 Zoom in, I think that its wonderful to get a close shot especially from a zoom when the subject is unsuspecting it looks so natural .

    thanks for all the tips.

  • mara
    December 3, 2012 at 8:24 am

    can i please have her amazing yellow piano? goodness, that’s a beautiful family.

    • Small Fry
      December 3, 2012 at 10:18 am

      She thrifted and painted it herself, amazing!

  • Laci
    December 3, 2012 at 8:39 am

    What a BEAUTIFUL family! Love Love this. And that couch? Swoon-

    • Small Fry
      December 3, 2012 at 10:23 am

      Wish we could have got a home tour, the whole house was swoony!

  • Jenna
    December 3, 2012 at 9:12 am

    what a beautiful film, you can feel the love and care.

  • Amy Scarborough
    December 3, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Lovely fim, like always. Thanks for the quote, I needed that today!

    • Small Fry
      December 3, 2012 at 10:18 am

      Such a good quote, right? It’s a good one to remind ourselves with now and again.

  • Danielle
    December 3, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Impressive as always! Where do you find all these gorgeous moms/kids with adorably decorated homes? I just love watching these.

  • Lindsey
    December 3, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Can y’all adopt me?! 🙂 obsessed with your content on this blog! Love these films!

  • Kristina McPherson
    December 3, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Thanks so much for this opportunity! we had a ball, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome!

  • erin
    December 3, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    kristina is so beautiful inside and out, i love that you guys captured it on film! 🙂

  • Elyse
    December 3, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Sweetest family such a beautiful way to capture them.

  • Amy Twitty
    December 3, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    Once again you have done it again! Beautiful film and what a beautiful family. It’s amazing that love can be captured in it’s true form through a lens.

  • Caroline
    December 4, 2012 at 8:13 am

    That was beautiful as always! And, Kristina is such a classic beauty and one classy gal!

  • Heather ODell
    December 4, 2012 at 8:56 am

    I would like the Canon Rebel.

  • Maria
    December 4, 2012 at 10:05 am

    I’m sorry but this is so not realistic, just like every other blog.

  • Melinda
    December 4, 2012 at 10:25 am

    How festive! And inspiring, off to make some hot coco and grab the craft supplies and kiddos. Great space, beautifully captured.

  • Greer
    December 4, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Beautiful video! I love the wreathes on the back of the chairs.

    Just did a post about decorating for Christmas on a budget over on my blog if you’d like to take a peek!

  • Victoria / Justice Pirate
    December 4, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    This was really cute and what a pretty home too. Loved the video and she seems like a great mom.

  • Lindsey
    December 4, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Any idea where those darling mini wreaths on the back of the chairs are from?

  • jac bishop
    December 6, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    way to go cuz. ben and tini are seriously the most beautiful people i know! who sang the “winter christmas” song? i love it!

  • Megan
    December 8, 2012 at 10:25 am

    do you know where i can buy some pom poms like that to make my own garland?! thanks!


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