Holiday Mini Session Frequently Asked Questions

Christmas is around the corner and the weather is meh, and if you are like me, your list of things you need to get done is already growing. If you want to get the whole family together for one quick shot for your annual holiday card, but you don't want to spend full price because you really just need that ONE photo, let me help cross one thing off the list, painlessly and at an affordable price. 

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15 Proven Wardrobe Tips that Guarantee Success in Family Photos

Coordinating outfits can be the most fun part of getting your family portraits taken, or it can be the biggest headache.  I personally love the puzzle of coordinating everyone (though no one in my family appreciates my efforts on this...and often times I will buy something--for my boys in particular--that is worn JUST for the family photo and never worn again.  Totally worth it, IMHO).

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Valentine's Day Family Traditions: Imperfectly Perfect Family Traditions

I have mentioned before that I am weirdly fond of this holiday.  We have a few long standing traditions that we do every year.  I ALWAYS order heart shaped pizza from Papa Murphy's.  Pizza makes everyone happy and heart shaped pizza even more so. 

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Personal Humiliation and Spiritual Stop Signs

As a teenager in middle and high school, I loved to create new workout plans.  I would fashion workouts for my brother and I to do at early hours in the morning with great anticipation of what all this extra exercise would do to our athletic performance.  To my brother's credit, he would always get up and do these ambitious workouts with me without too much complaint.  Where I had an abundance of desire and ambition, however, I lacked creativity and resources in our workouts.

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Sunday Supper Series: Instant Pot Smoky Honey Cilantro Chicken

With four kids who are ALWAYS hungry, dinner time is not my favorite.  There are few things that send me over the edge more than after a crazy day of work, carpooling, laundry and cleaning to have my kids say "What is for dinner?" when I am not well prepared for it.  I am hit or miss on the weekdays (I mean, we always eat...but some days it is grilled cheese or fried egg sandwiches), but Sunday I actually love cooking a nice, well-rounded meal.  It might be the only day I actually sort of enjoy cooking.  Maybe it is the slower pace of Sunday, or maybe it is because going to church puts me in a more generous mood. 

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