i hope you have a wonderful holiday season and merry christmas! we're heading off for the next few weeks - first up to northern california and then down to mainland mexico! it's bound to be a wonderful mix of family, friends, celebration and adventure. i won't be posting for a while but will be back in action mid-jan. see you then! a big thanks to one of my former students matt chenot for taking the family photos above (matt took the photos for a homework assignment in one of his portrait classes). to see more of his work click here.