When families get together it's always a special occasion. When it's extended family who have traveled from half way across the country and it's Christmas time it's truly a special occasion and one worth documenting! When Meredith and Pat contacted me about doing some family photos for her and Pat's family while they were vacationing in Jackson over the holidays I was excited! I hadn't seen them since their wedding a few years ago and having a chance to catch up was something I was greatly looking forward too.
The house they rented for the week had a fantastic view out to Mt. Washington and we tried to make the most of the cozy living room with a wall of glass looking at the view for their larger family group photos and followed those up with some more casual fun photos out in the snow!
Their family is full of nieces and nephews and brothers and sisters and all the kids were so well behaved that it give us a chance to get some really fun photos of the whole family as well as get them outside to get a few more fun photos as the sun was setting over the White Mountains! The kids were fearless while sledding down the hill and jumping in pig piles all over one another! It's amazing how the cold just doesn't seem to bother the little ones. They were so excited about Christmas, the snow and playing with their siblings that I think the runny noses and cold toes were not even a factor. It's days like these, with that perfect afternoon winter sun light, that make me love winter portraits!
Mem & Pat hope to see you guys again soon0- maybe next time we'll hit the slopes! XOXO Spring