Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Alaska Part 2

Its a little over due but I finally blogged the rest of our Alaska Cruise Photos from July 2016! I could have sworn I got more photos but I think we were too busy soaking it all in that I didn't snap as many as I thought I did! I have so many wonderful memories from this trip that I would HIGHLY recommend to everyone, put this on your bucket list!
The beauty that surrounded us was breathtaking. The first few photos are from our stop in Haines Alaska which was beautiful but didn't offer much to do, especially with small children. We had a short afternoon there just walking around the port, visiting a local brewery and playground. The water and sky was absolutely gorgeous that day so I was able to get some good photos of the ship at dock.

Our next stop was in Juneau Alaska where we took a tram up to some hiking trails along the mountains. The view was something I will never forget, the photos don't do it justice. I look back on these photos and can't believe how much my kiddos have grown! I absolutely love family vacations and the memories made exploring, resting and just being together. I seriously can't wait for our next one coming up to Lake Tahoe!!

First session of 2017

Happy New Year!! 11 days late.........We fully enjoyed our Christmas, New Years and all that time off to rest and reflect on this past year. I had my first family session for the year with Becca and her family, a friend that I grew up with at church. It was so fun to reconnect and hang out with her family, She has the sweetest most playful kiddos and recently got married to Dominic. They picked out the most beautiful spot for their session and the sunset was a photographer's dream. 

I'm so excited for what 2017 has in store for my photography and truly feel like I am living out one of God's calling for my life. I loved how every single picture turned out from this session but picked only a few to share. Please contact me about scheduling a session for you!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Getting ready for Christmas

I wish it could be Christmas everyday.

From the glow of the twinkling lights to the excitement of Christmas morning, this time of year brings so much joy and warmth.

The Holiday season has always been my favorite time of the whole year, since having my own kiddos the joy this season brings has grown ten times. Seeing everything through they're eyes is so special and drives me to give them a magical and memorable Christmas each year.

One of my fondest memories of my grandma was baking cookies and seeing her house decorated for Christmas, it was so magical. She had beautiful hand crotched ornaments made by her and trinkets from Germany where she grew up.

When I was a kid, Christmas was all about the magic and wonder, being an adult I now understand why all the grown ups were so stressed out around the holidays! There's a lot involved, from the parties to making sure you get all the gifts and other things checked off your list, plus as a photographer this is my busy season!

Let's remember what this Holiday is all about and focus on what's most important. Its too easy to get caught up in the material and business of our schedules but lets stop to really soak in all the warmth, magical, coziness of it all.

From my family to yours we want to wish you all the very merriest Christmas!

All I want for Christmas is Peace, Joy and Love and maybe some snow. Its in the forecast this weekend and I can't contain my excitement, one of the reasons we moved out of the city and into our mountain town.


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