Christmas Shopping

I've always prided myself on being a good shopper. By "a good shopper" I mean that I usually get everything on sale, if not clearance, and I delight in the game. It's heartbreaking for me to miss a sale or not use a great coupon! Matt used to get a little embarrassed when I'd pull out a coupon every time we'd go out to eat and now he loves it! We eat out for half the price but the food tastes the same...if not better! I only have a couple of gifts left to get...a couple for my nephews and stocking stuffers for Matt. The snow has kept me out of the malls. But the relentless storms and dangerous roads have to let up sooner or later and when they do...I'll be back out finishing the race.

I love the feeling of thinking about a person and finding the perfect gift. Something to make them smile, cry, laugh out loud or wonder what I was thinking...I've given gifts that have brought about all sorts of reactions. Sometimes I hit the nail on the head and other times I miss it entirely. I love a challenge.

Shopping for a toddler is easy. Anything princess-y, pink, big sister or food related...she loves to cook! I'll be sure and take pictures of Christmas morning. I can't wait! I don't usually sleep much the night before cause I get so excited! I'm just a kid a heart.

What's your take on the shopping at Christmas? Love it? Hate it? Favorite time of the year?

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.