Maryland Christmas Portrait Session | Nicole + Nick

Well, as far as I know, this was the first photo session I did under false pretenses :) Nicole told me she MUST have new photos of her and her husband Nick for their Christmas card this year. She requested we take them on the Saturday evening that we talked about getting together to celebrate my birthday. As far as I knew, we'd snap a few photos and then the four of us would have dinner and relax for the rest of the evening at my house.

After a very lively, quick photo session with Nick, Nicole, and Brady, their pup who decided taking pictures is not for him (see the funny outtakes below), we went back to my house. As it turns out, Patrick, Nicole, and my sister Carla were all in on planning a surprise party for my birthday! I walked into a decorated house filled with our best friends and delicious food. It was so much fun and I can't thank them enough for putting it all together :) Each year, the opportunity to spend time with the people I love means more and more. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas season and had the chance to make memories with those you love!