Winter Is Upon Us

**Sigh…** Winter is here.  I am not one of those Minnesotans who love snow and cold – far from  it. I have three children who are stir-crazy if they don’t get several hours of movement, and winter makes us more housebound than I’d prefer.  So I’m looking for ways to keep them preoccupied that DO NOT include a television or video game!  We’re not even two weeks into the new cold weather and I’m already feeling desperate. Ideas for a 10-year-old, a 4-year-old, and a 1-year-old?  All of whom would rather fight and argue than get along?

And in photography news, I finished my last 2014 wedding last weekend and it was quite a blast.  Megan and Kevin tied the knot on the literally last halfway decent day we’ll see until spring, and it was lovely, complete with a rosey sunset and a jaw-dropping reception.  Family members blowing us all away with their music talents and everything.  Plus just two really nice kids (I can say kids, right?  They’re really young even though they are light years ahead of their ages in maturity!) who I enjoyed being there to photograph.  Congrats, you two!  So now I’m preparing for wedding show in January, and bookings for next year.  Wedding photography packages will change a bit, so if you’re on the fence about booking Pena MultiMedia for your wedding, give me a call!  We will still honor 2014 prices until January 1, of course, and yikes – 2015 isn’t far away.  Gulp.

I’m working on a sample of one of the new services I’m offering with my weddings,so keep tuned – it’s pretty cool.  I’m always on the lookout for something that’s going to be a bonus for my brides and grooms, and I think I’ve found a few options you’ll really like!

And in design news, I’m prepped and ready for …. dare I say it … Christmas cards!  Yes, it’s definitely time to think about those, get ahead of the game, especially since so many of you did nice family photos this summer and fall.  Prices are competitive and turnaround times are fast – until the last minute, so don’t wait!  Like I will.  🙂  We have so many great photos of our kids that I put it off because I can’t decide.  My card has been getting bigger every year – I’ve joked that sooner or later I’ll be sending out an 8 x 10 just so I can fit all the pictures I want on one card. 🙂 I can do multiple sizes for you – 4 x 6, 4 x 8, 5 x 7, 6 x 9 (my most recent size) – photo paper or card stock, double sided, foldover, whatever – just like the bigger companies do, but no tax and no shipping – and my original designs.  🙂  I love this time of year!  Minus the weather.  🙂

Enjoy your families, everyone!  I know with this indoor time I definitely will be – until I start frequenting WalMart too often just to get them out of my house.  🙂