Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

I took most of December off from photography this year, in order to get prepared for the holidays with my own family and to get everyone their photos with plenty of time for holiday cards and gifts.

Some of you know that last November/December were incredibly hard for our family.  Our oldest daughter, Ellie, pictured below, had some major GI illness resolved after five weeks by going gluten and dairy free.  She missed a lot of activities last year - singing at church for Lessons and Carols, going to the Nutcracker, eating just about everything, half of our own holiday party.... 

This year, I was determined to pack the holidays full of fun.  We skipped the party and had friends over in smaller groups, spent time with two of the grandmas, and Ellie was able to sing at church not only for Lessons and Carols but in the Christmas Eve Pageant.  The dog experienced her first snow.  And crazy toddler Caroline did her crazy toddler thing.  She likes modeling far less than her big sister (and possibly even less than her puppy!)

For 2018, I'll be focusing more on individual portraits, and I cannot wait to capture you and your kids.  I'll be adding some new packages, and I'll continue to offer a limited number of family sessions.  

I'll be back on the blog over the next few days - I need to go through my "Best of 2017" to share!

Keep it Merry and Bright!