The Howells enjoyed their family pictures this summer so much that they purchased another session with me as a Christmas gift for Ashlee’s mom while she and other family members were in town visiting just before the holidays. They already had plans to spend time together out at Alyeska so we decided to do the photos there and use the snowy hotel grounds as a backdrop. A few weeks before the shoot Ashlee and James shared that they wanted to surprise the family with a pregnancy announcement during the session and I was certainly game! It was a true delight to capture the looks of excitement when the big news was shared! I’m sure it will bring them smiles for years to come when they look back on that moment. Now they have several more family milestones approaching and I’m ready to document them all!