December 8, 2017

The One with Hot Cocoa and Christmas Trees

There are a lot of things that I love about winter. Christmas, snow, standing directly under icicles and staring up at them. I sip on hot coffee all year long, but there's nothing like a perfect blend of hot cocoa and peppermint vodka, which for some reason is only socially acceptable in December. 
But besides the Christmas spirits, there are many other wonderful things about winter like fires, Christmas trees, beanies, and blankets. This styled shoot included all of these wintery wonderful things and more of my favorites like Angela, Meghan, and Courtney. 

Check out my sweet friends' posts about this styled shoot too!

November 29, 2017

The One with Santa Booty

Ho Ho Ho and a bottle of rum! That's the saying right? 
To say that I'm excited about Christmas is clearly an understatement. I love Christmas! I love Christmas, and I don't care who knows it!
The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is my favorite month of the year. I listen to Christmas music all day while taking Christmas photos, editing Christmas photos, watching Elf, Christmas shopping, wrapping gifts, and dancing around like a reindeer. If you can't get with my holiday spirit, you may want to unfollow me on all social media. This year, I am sharing past Christmas family session, and I am very excited about it! This shoot from 2014 is probably one of my favorite Christmas shoots that I have ever had the privilege of shooting. 
Merry 2014 Christmas and a happy 2015 New Year!

November 22, 2017

The One with Sipping and Shopping

I am a gift giver. It is my main love language, and it truly gives me so much joy to find the perfect gift to give to someone, which is why Christmas is naturally my favorite holiday! I'm not a big fan of wish lists though. I would rather find the perfect gift for someone on my own because I feel like that is what the meaning behind a gift is.  It really is the thought that counts.  
This is why I absolutely adored shooting at Vend Raleigh's Annual Sip and Shop this year.  There were so many vendors with so many different and unique gifts! I wanted to buy something at every single boutique, and if I had lots of money, I definitely would have.  I will definitely be in attendance again next year whether I am shooting or not because sipping and shopping for Christmas gifts are two of my favorite things!
You can find the entire list of wonderful vendors here
To see more of my shots from this event, go to Vend Raleigh's Facebook.