There is joy in watching children grow up. Mostly your own, but also those close around you. When Naomi contacted me the first time, she was pregnant with her first child. We didn’t know if we would be able to squeeze in a maternity session as she spent the last few months of her pregnancy on bed rest. That was over 5 years ago. Naomi contacted me every Christmas since then to take her families Christmas portraits. I can see the value in these regular photo sessions and not just for ‘now’ to use as gifts. She can see that when her children are grown they will look back on these photos and see the joy! They will see the love and connection between them as a family. They will see their parents when they were young in a new and exciting stage of their lives. What a gift to give yourself now and in the future!! I could go on for days about how I feel about portraits. Have you had yours taken recently? I don’t mean on selfie mode on your phone either!! Hope you all are enjoying the count down to Christmas!!