This year has been amazing. It’s been a whirlwind of crazy and wonderful. And there have been ups, and there have been downs. I’ve got a best of 2014 post in the works for early January, but first, I’m taking off for the next week. One of the most important things I’ve learned as a small business owner is that taking time away makes me love my work more. So I’ll be spending the next week out of the office, enjoying the holidays with family and friends, and gearing up for a fantastic 2015. I’ll be back on January 2, 2015, and I’ll be at the bridal show January 10-11, here in Spokane.

Here’s a sneak preview of us during a shoot a few weeks ago. Alyssa & Joey’s family tradition is to go get a “cabin Christmas tree” at her family’s cabin each year. So this year, we came along to document it and get some Christmas photos for them. Alyssa was kind enough to snap this photo of us with our cabin Christmas tree afterwards. Alyssa & Joey’s shoot will be on Apple Brides tomorrow, you’ll have to check it out!

I wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season, for whichever holidays you celebrate. I’m going to go eat some fudge and read a book…or six. :)

Merry Christmas // Emily Wenzel Photography