2014 Portrait Highlights

I didn't start my year intending to take off the entire month of January, but I'm kind of glad it worked out that way!  I needed the rest.  I've always known that the first of the year is hard for me creatively.  Fall is usually crazy busy and I push so hard to finish everything.  Combine that with the amazing beauty that is fall in the Roanoke Valley and I use up almost every ounce of my creative juices by the end of the year!!  So once Christmas is over and the pretty lights are gone, the fall leaves have all fallen, and it's time to slow down, I usually feel myself crash.  It's a time of rest.  There are behind the scenes pieces that need to be taken care of and I make sure to take pictures of my kids on a fairly regular basis, but the constant flow of making something new and different is on pause.  I'm learning this is ok and needed!  So maybe the month of January will become somewhat of a vacation month in the future.  We'll just have to see ;)

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Edward & Marianna & Reese & Rowan

Showing up at this session, the fog was so thick you couldn't even see the trees!  A quick decision to head a few minutes down the road put us a little bit higher and in a more open area.  Plus the apple crates were fun!!  Then the fog lifted and we went apple picking ;)  Edward and Marianna and their girls are from New York and new to the valley.  What a fun way to capture their time here in Roanoke!  Enjoy some of my favorites from this fun session with a beautiful family!!AppleOrchardFamilySession100AppleOrchardFamilySession101AppleOrchardFamilySession102AppleOrchardFamilySession103AppleOrchardFamilySession104AppleOrchardFamilySession105AppleOrchardFamilySession106AppleOrchardFamilySession107AppleOrchardFamilySession108AppleOrchardFamilySession109AppleOrchardFamilySession110AppleOrchardFamilySession111AppleOrchardFamilySession112AppleOrchardFamilySession113AppleOrchardFamilySession114AppleOrchardFamilySession115AppleOrchardFamilySession116AppleOrchardFamilySession117AppleOrchardFamilySession118AppleOrchardFamilySession119AppleOrchardFamilySession120AppleOrchardFamilySession121AppleOrchardFamilySession122AppleOrchardFamilySession123AppleOrchardFamilySession124AppleOrchardFamilySession125AppleOrchardFamilySession126AppleOrchardFamilySession127AppleOrchardFamilySession128AppleOrchardFamilySession129AppleOrchardFamilySession130AppleOrchardFamilySession131AppleOrchardFamilySession132AppleOrchardFamilySession133AppleOrchardFamilySession134AppleOrchardFamilySession135 &