{ Family }

People always say as long as you have your health and your family you are the richest person in the world. 

Just yesterday I got a call from the school that a fire broke out and I needed to pick up my kids immediately. Dropping everything I jumped in my car and drove past the hill that I hike to clear my mind to see it engulfed in flames. People were running frantically across streets looking for loved ones as I tried to stay calm and patient and get to mine. My phone lost service and as I parked I hoped I would find my kids in the sea of bodies rushing all over. Thankfully I found them quickly and eventually we were home. It was time to pack up things to sustain us for a day or two and get out of there. 

It was then that I noticed everything I cared about filled a small 5X5 area in my doorway. My three kids, my husband, our two dogs and even grape (our beta fish). There was enough clothes to get us by, a folder of important documents, dog food, a box of pictures and hard drives. It was a great reminder of what is truly important in a home. 

Family is your home. 

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This holiday season I've been filled with the joy of getting to hang out with so many families making memories that will live on forever. We all grow older and our lives change but it's such a gift to have these pieces of their stories to hold onto and take with them. 

What I love most about family sessions is just letting them be who they are and tell their story the best way we know how, through laughter.

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What I love most about family sessions is just letting them be who they are and tell their story the best way we know how, through laughter.

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It's a strange and amazing feeling to know that these memories created together will be a part of their homes, hanging on their walls. The walls they hang on may change but the memories are kept safe, forever.