There’s nothing like Christmas to bring everybody together. (In my family’s case we would finish that sentence with, “to share germs and get violently ill.”) This was a very special family session. Not only are Will and Ruth VIPs in our lives, but this session was won in the Holland Festival auction last spring. I was surprised and flattered to watch last May as the bidding for our photography session climbed up beyond $500 in the auction. Ruth knew that her four kids and their families would be coming to SoCal in Dec. 09 – perfect for family photographs – so she bid like crazy. We had a great time together during the session and got some beautiful shots..

And the pair that started it all…


Special thanks to Jess Hekman for coming out and lending a hand with this crazy family.