The week of Christmas I was out shooting several family portraits. I love how each family is different in what they are looking for, how they interact with each other, and how I feel like a piece of their life becomes my own for an hour. It's amazing how intimate photos can be, even when it's in a common setting such as an outdoor family shoot. I learn each person's smile, their personality, and by the end of the shoot and the subsequent editing, I develop a connection with each individual. It's not something you probably think about when hiring a photographer, but I'm here to tell you that at least for me, it's personal. I enjoy every single session and am fond of all of my subjects. Thank you to all who have welcomed me in to your lives. I remember each an every one of you and wish you well in the new year.