Becki & Darren

I've known Becki a LONG time! Some of my first photo sessions were ones that she hired me. She is one of the most selfless and sweetest people I know. I hadn't heard from her in a while and it was because she met the love of her life! But he has Huntingtons Disease. I was heartbroken for her. She called to tell me that she wanted a photo session with the two of them. It needed to be soon because he has lost the ability to smile. We scheduled a few times but it was just too cold and Darren had gotten a cold and couldn't be out in the cold weather. Well, the stars finally aligned and we scheduled and it all worked out. We worked quickly and I loved to see how much Becki loved this man. I am so happy she got to meet him and that he was able to have her in his life. I wish the best for them and will fill their numbered days with much love. She cried tears of happiness and gratefulness when she saw their picture gallery. I am glad I was able to do this for her. THIS is why pictures are so important! To capture people as they truly are and to be remembered.
I caught this picture of Becki warming Darren's hands. She says she hates her hands (I can relate!) but I think this photo is so telling about their relationship.

Collette Extended Family Pictures

The Collettes are a fun bunch! They are my sister's in-laws so I was pretty comfortable trying to do my first ever lifestyle family session, which wasn't completely a lifestyle session but good for my first try, I'd say. :) We also needed to work around Ellen foot that had a big boot on it from a surgery she had. She wasn't able to go outside (thus the need for an indoor lifestyle shoot) and Allie (their daughter) flew in from Washington that weekend so we had to do it when we could! They recently moved into a beautiful home so it was fun to capture pictures in their new living space. And if you couldn't tell, they all adore their 2 granddaughters. It was such a fun and relaxed session that I definitely don't mind doing another one of these again soon!
It was a week before Christmas so it was fun to get a few Christmas images.
These 2, brother and sister, have a special bond. I love it! Check out the bloopers for some more fun!
These mistletoe ones were their idea and I just LOVE them!! Blow them up big and put them on a canvas for Christmas decor!
Blooper time! I don't know if these are really bloopers but maybe more showing off their goofy side.
See?! There's the boot!! Haha!