Winter 2017 | Altmyer Family

“May lovely, happy times decorate your holiday season. May warm, special memories brighten your new year. May the wonder of Christmas be with you.”

The Christmas season is upon us, and I was so excited to take this family’s photos. I met them in their beautiful home for a classic setting. I just love their fireplace, and they really do have the perfect house for photos. Luckily for us, we met up while it was still somewhat warm outside! That winter chill hadn’t hit quite yet.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas season! I’ll see you all next year!

Photo Whimsy by Megan is a Clifton, Illinois based photographer.

Winter 2016 | Norvell Family

“We didn’t realize we were making memories. We just knew we were having fun.”

Carrie reached out to me that her son was in town from out-of-state, and her family was all together for Christmas. She asked if I was available to get some photos for them before they all dispersed back to their homes.

What a awesome moment!

We met up the day after Christmas. It wasn’t quite as warm as it had been for Christmas, but it still wasn’t too cold. The ground was wet from the rain the day before. (Unfortunately for me, as I slid in the mud mid-session!)

They were a such a great family. They all seemed to really enjoy each other and made our time together entertaining. I was happy to be able to get some family photos while they were all together for the holidays!

Winter 2016 | Snowfall Session

“WINTER: A lingering season

is a time to gather golden moments,

embark on a sentimental journey

and enjoy every idle hour.”

The night before this session, Zoe and I texted back and forth. They were calling for snow the following day.

“Should we reschedule? Should we wait and see?”

The next morning, the snow was falling in epic proportions. I went outside and took a few test shots in the snow and texted Zoe that I was willing to try if she was. It wasn’t too cold out, but there were some big, wet flakes falling. We both agreed that they would be some pretty awesome photos, especially since we were meeting at a local Christmas tree farm for the session.

When we met up for the session, believe me when I say we moved pretty quick. I brought some towels and a blanket with me in case we needed to warm anyone up. We walked into the tree farm and WAM, BAM, DONE!

I couldn’t be happier with this session. Everyone looked great. The snow fell beautifully. Nobody froze. We got some great family photos.

After all… “The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.”