I look forward to Christmas in Minneapolis...

We've been under a foot (or more!) of snow for the last month and it's beautiful. Not the yucky brown snow but bright white snow that falls fresh every couple of days. I love it when the sun shines and bounces off of the snow...it's so bright I need sunglasses. I'm thankful for the beauty of snow. My kids love the snow too. They are out every day to enjoy their snow-cones and icicle dessert treats. I love how their cheeks get so red and just when I think "they have got to be freezing!" I ask and both of them look up and say, "It's not even cold out Mom!" I thankful for my hard-core Minnesotan kids.

Christmas is coming. This past week my husband, Matt, preached on Advent. I don't remember spending a lot of time thinking about Advent as a child but, I've really grown to appreciate it as an adult. His message of waiting and anticipating the reason of the season was amazing. I know I'm a little biased but, you can see for yourself. (Just click on sermons and listen to the one titled Advent) I thankful for a husband that loves Jesus, pursues truth and communicates with eloquence.

After a long season of wedding and portrait photography I always look forward to winter because I get to slow down and become a home-body again. This past wedding season was my busiest yet and I enjoy this time of year cause I get to change gears and instead of shooting I'm designing wedding albums for my brides. I'm thankful for a wonderful year of photography and looking forward to all that's in store for next year.

I'm a kid at heart and I when I look at our countdown board and see 18 days until Christmas...I get really excited! I love sharing that excitement with my kids.

I have so much to be thankful for. Sometimes it's overwhelming but, I delight in being overwhelmed with thankfulness.

Noemi Hedrick

Noemi Hedrick is a passionate wedding and portrait photographer based in Minneapolis. Noemi loves capturing the beauty inside every person. Her vibrant energy for life, love and family are grounded in her own values and loved ones. Noemi has been proudly serving as a wedding photographer for over 15 years and also offers a wide range of photography workshops for professional and amateur photographers.