one holiday at a time
at shalimar b photography we’re all about that base, wait a minute, no we’re not. i mean, yes, we are, but what i meant to say is that right now we’re all about christmas photos and holiday cards and getting clients prints for christmas gifts and wrapping up holiday sessions, and all things holidays. this has been going on since about september. it’s just the nature of the business.
in my personal life my two boys are endlessly asking “when are we getting our christmas tree?” i’ve received individual, well thought-out drafts of each of their christmas lists no less than 5 times, they have pointed out all of the christmas lights and holiday decorations going up in the neighborhood. and my response to them is always the same. at least in my home life i can say this:
one holiday at a time.
thanksgiving is not a holiday that i will ignore or decorate over. i love this holiday! what’s not to love? it’s got all the things that make a holiday fabulous. good food? check. pie? check. taking time out to be thankful? check. not staying up until midnight to wrap presents? check. did i mention pie? check. double check.
so what am i thankful for? so many things – too many to list but the biggies are my health, and health of those i love. food in our bellies and roofs over our heads. anything after that is just gravy in my opinion.
i’m also so thankful for all of my clients who trust me to do what i love. and it’s not just capture pretty pictures of them or their children looking at the camera. i do love that, don’t get me wrong. but what i really love is capturing the moments that pass between people that love each other. you can’t plan for it. you can’t ask for it. you just have to wait for it and know when to take the shot. every session i complete, i am thankful for these moments, and for the people that give me the opportunity to witness and capture them. here are a few from some of my recent holiday sessions. . . happy thanksgiving!