Thankful | Family Portraits

As we approach Thanksgiving, I just want to say how thankful I am for all of my clients. You help me grow as a photographer each time you book a session, refer a friend, or even like my work on social media. I’m also thankful for this family – new clients who were open to a new location. They really toughed out cold, windy weather this afternoon, especially after just returning from a trip to Hawaii! I think the end result was worth it.

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Photo of the Day: Denver Christmas Lights

During our Thanksgiving trip to Denver last week, we went to the downtown lighting ceremony and walked around the nearby shops while admiring the Christmas lights. The Denver event is nothing like the Country Club Plaza lighting in Kansas City in terms of scale, beauty, and crowds, but I actually enjoyed the low-key evening. It was picture-perfect, don’t you think?

Project 52 Week 46: Family of Pets

Like many of you, I’ve had a lot of family time over the last few days. Tomorrow is the start of something I’m incredibly thankful for: the opportunity to go on a mission trip to Haiti. Until I return with some [hopefully] moving stories and photos, here are some shots of family pets I took at Thanksgiving.

My in-laws’ cat Buddy wanted to be the centerpiece (and center of attention) on the dining room table.
Katie, a beautiful Sheltie show dog owned by Aunt Sue.
Katie (and Kendell, not shown) had a great time frolicking outside.
Big surprise, my cat Esme also thinks she owns the place.

Days 329-330: Seven Days of Thankfulness (Days 5-6)

My  husband and I celebrated Thanksgiving with our families on Friday and Saturday. That’s why I’m thankful for our big, extended families and all the time we have together. I have seven cousins and 18 second cousins. Nine kids running around, playing, and decorating cookies at my parents’ house was definitely loud and entertaining, but we wouldn’t have it any other way! And my husband has three siblings, so we have a big immediate family on his side. They had me take a family photo yesterday – the first official family photo that included me and our 2-year-old nephew.

My sister laughs and watches my little cousins play on the chaotic bed.
The Rhodes family photo - my husband's parents, three siblings, brother-in-law, niece, nephew, him, and me.