OK. I know. I live in Texas now. The likelihood that I’ll be getting snow for Christmas is slim to none…but that’s my point. Having just moved to Houston in October, the short time that I’ve been away has certainly made me a little homesick. It also happens to be my favorite time of the year and, well, this Maine photographer is getting awfully nostalgic for those snowy days, cups of hot cocoa around the fire and curling up with a good book. So today I wanted to do something a little different. Instead of sharing photos that I have taken, I’d like to share with you a little glimpse of my family from last Christmas.
Josh and I bundled up our daughter in her cutest winter wear and we ventured off as a family to pick out our Christmas tree. For the past few years the day we chose to get our tree also happened to be one of the biggest snow storms of the year. This was not done on purpose; it just happened that way. It was funny the first year, then after it happened three years in a row it kind of became a running joke for our house. Last year we decided to take along a friend and colleague of mine to do our family photos and document our search for the tree. And of course, the day we picked to do our photos…you guessed it…it snowed…really snowed!
Our session started out with a few tears from a very chilly two and half year old (she was such a trooper), but after a few tickles, some warm blanket snuggles and the promise of a few candy canes later, she was in the happiest of spirits. The end result was a magical photo making experience that we owe to the wonderful Danielle Brady who came on this crazy adventure with us. Danielle is a baby and family photographer in the Bangor, Maine area and her work is top notch. Her newborn studio in downtown Bangor, where she specializes in infant portraits of your baby before day ten of life, is some of the best in the area and she also had a keen eye for the documentary style of family photos that we wanted. Now that I am no longer living in Maine full time, and am only there for the summer months, I am referring any portrait requests I get to this lovely lady. So if you’re looking for family photos this winter or spring, give Danielle a call and tell her I sent you.
So from our family to yours, we wish you all a very happy holiday season. Our little family does miss home, but it is so nice to have photos like these to remind us of where we’re from. Enjoy a little look into our life just one year ago. And thank you, Danielle, for these memories. xoxo