Andrea called me a little while back about a family portrait session honouring the birthdays of her parents. I didn't realize when I showed up for the shoot that everyone was gathered to celebrate her mum's birthday the very next day. If you ask me (and not many people do), photos make the best gift. 

It was a lively session, even though we didn't venture far from the cozy living room. It was the first day of snow in town, and the flakes were big and wet. Jake and Sydney provided ample entertainment in their own ways . . . Jake doing all he possibly could to escape the camera and Sydney happily squaring up in front of it. I've included one group shot here that sums up the feel of the session . . . Jake catching snowflakes on his tongue, adults trying to interest him in something in the general direction of the camera, Sydney smiling brilliantly. 

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