My family just came home from a trip to Tennessee to visit with this little baby girl and her family for Christmas. She’s my newest niece and I’m so thankful we were all able to be together.
My husband works at a school, which means he’s home alllllll week. Together, we’ve been putting away Christmas toys, playing with new Play-Doh with our oldest girl, organizing the attic, eating Christmas cookies, staying up late to watch 24 Season 7 on DVD (we’re hooked!), and taking care of our youngest girl who’s a little under the weather.
On Friday, I get to witness my cousin and her fiance come together as husband and wife, and I’m incredibly excited to see where God leads them in the future, together.
In the midst of all the holiday busy-ness, it’s all the togetherness that has me giving thanks tonight.
The “special project” I mentioned a few posts ago will turn out to be quite an undertaking. I’m going to commit to taking a photo a day for all 365 days
Just think, on December 31 of next year, I’ll be able to look back on the past year of photographs and recall the little moments and little details that were important to me. As a photographer, I hope this undertaking will stretch my creativity and force me to practice, practice, practice.
I’m planning to post a new photo every evening unless I’m away or on vacation, in which case I’ll post a batch when I return. So check the blog every day beginning Jan.1 and get a peek into my life (and I’m sure I’ll appreciate some encouragement every now and then to keep the momentum going!)
I also want to thank all my wonderful clients and friends from 2009!
I’ve loved getting to know you all better and I hope you have a blessed holiday full of the most important thing~ love.
And some yummy Christmas cookies, too!
These brothers just happen to be cousins of mine, and I was able to spend some time one afternoon taking their back-to-school portraits!
We’ve all got our own stories to share (and the prints to prove them!) of awkward school portraits: bad braces, unnaturally titled heads, frozen smiles, hands on hips, crazy backdrops. Now that I mentioned school photo backdrops, I might as well admit that my third grade school photo involved a dinosaur backdrop and a bright red binocular prop that we were forced to hold. CHEESE!
We wanted a better approach to school time portraits with K and M. So we spent some time playing in the backyard together, and I was able to take some fun, relaxed portraits with some background scenery more fitting for this era in history!
Being that the boys attend a private school, they sported the cute little boy ties and crisp white dress shirts! Very handsome.
Brothers will be brothers!
This photo is from a family session I did a few weekends ago. I’m sorry I haven’t been able to update the blog sooner, but we all know how busy December can get! I’ve had fun sending out packages of prints from my holiday mini sessions, and now that the orders are slowing down I’ll be able to dedicate more time to sharing on the ‘ol blog and Facebook fanpage.
I also have a fun announcement about a personal project that I’ll be starting soon…