People often say to me, “I’ll bet you’re always taking pictures of your own kids!” But the truth is, I hardly ever take pictures of my own kids! It’s just too hard. I haven’t figured out how to be the mom and the photographer at the same time. It’s tricky. Kids usually do so much better for photographers they don’t know. Plus, my little girl is impossible to photograph! For me, at least. The minute she sees the camera, she turns her head in the opposite direction. My son is a bit better. But, at 8 years old, he’s starting to give me a little attitude. In the past I’ve even taking them to other photographers for pictures. But this year I just didn’t have the time. One morning I decided I was going to drag them down to the studio and get this Christmas card picture thing out of the way! Parker wasn’t too bad. He’s old enough to know that if I threaten violence, I’m serious. Sabrina on the other hand……..It was like pulling teeth. I bribed her with everything under the sun! I think it’ s just luck that I got as many great shots as I did. Below are the ones I picked for the Christmas card. My peanut and my monkey. Aren’t they just beautiful? I love them more than words can say!