Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Well Merry Christmas everyone! I just got home from a long Christmas Eve as my husband doesn't get home from work until 1130 so that's when the party really started! Tons of gifts, lots of great food, and all my family together which was pretty special.

As promised, here are a couple photos of the first buck we saw at SNP. up to this point, I had never been that close to an antlered deer before so I was excited to get such a close view. This trip, Josephine learned the difference between a buck and a doe so she would "put her antlers on" each time we saw a male.

Looking back at these photographs makes me really think about how special the time we spend together as a family is while I'm shooting and Anthony is trying to position the car for me to get a good view. The girls are amazed by all wildlife (although particularly partial to elk!) which feels great as a parent raising young ones in the age of computers and cell phones.

Thank you to all that have been visiting my blog, making comments, and offering suggestions. Special thanks to those always working with me to learn more about both photography and wildlife namingly Brad, Willard, Coy, Jim, & Marci... Merry Christmas and I look forward to another year with you all!


  1. Heather, Merry Christmas to you and your family. These holidays are even more special with children your age. I know all I need for the holiday is to see the smile on my sons face.

    I am looking forward to following your blog in the coming year and watching you advance as a photographer and in your post processing skills (thats the hard part).

    I am glad you had a productive time in SNP, and see there really is deer in the park.

  2. Merry Christmas Heather!

    These are really nice shots! Having places like SNP to photograph and view nature is truly a blessing and I am so glad that you can show these amazing places to another generation that they will grow up to treasure and protect them.