It's been a beautifully silent week+ on the blog with no apologies as I enjoyed some much needed R&R with family over the Christmas holiday. I hope you and yours have also enjoyed copious amounts of cookies, cuddles, laughter, giving, and of course, more cookies. MMM. (Operation fit-mom will start with the rest of the world on Jan. 1. Stay tuned for that adventure.) 

Anywho,

Right before heading over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house, I had the joy of photographing two sweet siblings for some last minute Christmas cards. Working with kids who are close in age can be a challenge because they almost always exhibit completely different personalities. The most rewarding feeling, however, is recognizing this challenge, reading the situation, and responding with patience, the right attitude, and a few well played tricks to capture beautiful moments. That's what happened with these kiddos. 

Many parents are nervous about how their kids will act; they're too shy or too rambunctious or too whatever. But in my opinion, there's no such thing. They're just being kids. And being themselves, which is what I want to capture anyways. Thanks to this mama's willingness to let me take the reigns and her awesome go-with-the-flow attitude, I was able to ease into our shoot, keep it light, and meet each child's energy in a way that captured their true spirit. 

Also, we lucked out with a 60 degree December day, which doesn't hurt. 

Enjoy this last little sprinkle of holiday cheer to wrap your 2015 and check back soon for a recap of all my favorite 2015 images! 

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