Smiles and Laughter

I got to photograph this happy family last Sunday at their house high above the valley floor. It’s almost directly across the valley from my house and if you knew where to look, you might even spy my house. We have different views of some of the same mountains.

It was a cold and windy Easter evening but the weather did not dampen anyone’s spirits, especially Oreo, the dog! She thought it was grand to have everyone and a guest outside to entertain her. I love when family photos include the pets!

These days, I think we all crave time with our families and friends and now, when we can make it happen, it is a joyous occasion. If the last year has taught us anything, it is, do no take anything for granted. Hold close to the ones that make you smile.