Andrew was my next door neighbor growing up. Photographing his senior pictures made me feel really old, since in my mind he's still seven! I can't believe he'll be graduating this year. Congratulations, Andrew!
Tawnie and I have been friends since high school. She's one of the best of the best. I happened to move back to Utah just before she had her third baby, Jett. After chatting about her birth story (one of the best I've heard, honestly) we did this photo shoot in about fifteen minutes. I love photographing babies in their homes. I love seeing their nurseries, their siblings hovering over. It's so peaceful. Congratulations, Shane and Tawnie!
This was the first year that we didn't travel for Christmas. While it was really nice not to pack suitcases, brave airport crowds or traffic jams, I'd be lying if I said I didn't tear up a little bit on Christmas day when we weren't packing up to go to Meme and Papa's house.
BUT, this Christmas was magical. Spencer was so excited about it all. We had an advent everyday and his excitement was contagious. Asher did surprisingly well with the tree - he hardly touched it at all. We decorated cookies, cut snowflakes, painted pictures, read tons of stories, drank cocoa. It was pretty close to perfect.
I love Christmas, and I love sharing it with my family. Establishing these traditions is one of my favorite things to do.