November, by Day, in Thirty(-one) Photographs

A whirlwind of goodness and insanity. That was November. Somehow it's the 8th of December, and Thanksgiving is well behind us, with Christmas looming ahead. I have so much blogging to do, and all I can think about is sharing these photographs even though the portraits I've shot for work puts a big sappy grin on my face. When I started this I didn't want to use client work as part of my daily photo project, but client work is part of daily life, especially this time of year when it's non-stop. Life is full. I am grateful. Here is November, by day, in thirty (well, thirty-one) photographs.

November 1: An early morning final Target run with Kate and Steve before they hopped on a plane. The quest: peppermint M&Ms, unavailable during the Halloween frenzy. I suspected, rightly, that come November 1, said M&Ms would appear. We hugged it out in the parking lot before Kate and Steve left. I miss them. 

November 1: An early morning final Target run with Kate and Steve before they hopped on a plane. The quest: peppermint M&Ms, unavailable during the Halloween frenzy. I suspected, rightly, that come November 1, said M&Ms would appear. We hugged it out in the parking lot before Kate and Steve left. I miss them. 

November 2: Coffee + Journal.

November 2: Coffee + Journal.

November 3: Because one photo of Woody's sweet face just isn't enough. Lunch date.

November 3: Because one photo of Woody's sweet face just isn't enough. Lunch date.

November 4: The mopiest dog (and her sidekick).

November 4: The mopiest dog (and her sidekick).

November 5: A cycling event for the American Heart Association meant I got to photograph some everyday heroes.

November 5: A cycling event for the American Heart Association meant I got to photograph some everyday heroes.

November 6: Rained out of photo shoots and rained into hanging out with the triplets!

November 6: Rained out of photo shoots and rained into hanging out with the triplets!

November 7: Albert, unimpressed by more rain.

November 7: Albert, unimpressed by more rain.

November 8: No comment. Profound concern.

November 8: No comment. Profound concern.

November 9: The good news is, this guy. G A H.

November 9: The good news is, this guy. G A H.

November 10: Boone the dapperest.

November 10: Boone the dapperest.

November 11: Pure joy when I got to photograph an amazing fighter and her family.

November 11: Pure joy when I got to photograph an amazing fighter and her family.

November 12: Mr. Wonderful knows how to Saturday with the best of 'em.

November 12: Mr. Wonderful knows how to Saturday with the best of 'em.

November 13: Magic light and this little miss combined to make one of my favorite photographs from this fall.

November 13: Magic light and this little miss combined to make one of my favorite photographs from this fall.

November 14: 19 miles. Marathon training post-cancer has made me really grateful for every milestone. It's actually been a tough training cycle between travel and trying to manage work and stay healthy, but this day went the way it was supposed to, and I finished not too fast but feeling strong.

November 14: 19 miles. Marathon training post-cancer has made me really grateful for every milestone. It's actually been a tough training cycle between travel and trying to manage work and stay healthy, but this day went the way it was supposed to, and I finished not too fast but feeling strong.

November 15: Friends of Ty's made for the most adorable session.

November 15: Friends of Ty's made for the most adorable session.

November 16: I really wanted a new profile photo for Facebook so tried for a selfie. Albert kept jumping in the shot, so finally I picked him up and this...

November 16: I really wanted a new profile photo for Facebook so tried for a selfie. Albert kept jumping in the shot, so finally I picked him up and this...

November 17: Best dog int he world.

November 17: Best dog int he world.

November 18: "Tell Mommy your favorite thing about her."

November 18: "Tell Mommy your favorite thing about her."

November 19: Bath time bubs.

November 19: Bath time bubs.

November 20: Somehow Miss Mary is two. Just love this photo.

November 20: Somehow Miss Mary is two. Just love this photo.

November 21: Family photos for my sister's family meant I handed the camera to Meghan so I could have a new photo with Jameson.

November 21: Family photos for my sister's family meant I handed the camera to Meghan so I could have a new photo with Jameson.

November 22: Ingrid isn't the only hero in her family. Abby and Chris are nothing short of amazing, and Klaus is a rockstar. 

November 22: Ingrid isn't the only hero in her family. Abby and Chris are nothing short of amazing, and Klaus is a rockstar. 

November 23: Reunited with my dear friends, and all Lucy wanted was a photo chasing the birds.

November 23: Reunited with my dear friends, and all Lucy wanted was a photo chasing the birds.

November 24: Thanksgiving floor time hangs for Jameson and Sam.

November 24: Thanksgiving floor time hangs for Jameson and Sam.

November 25: Thanksgiving Friday tripod shot of the Blinn crew this year. Small-ish group for us. Super-sized family much?

November 25: Thanksgiving Friday tripod shot of the Blinn crew this year. Small-ish group for us. Super-sized family much?

November 26: Supermanny Josh introduces Jameson to the most wonderful time of the year.

November 26: Supermanny Josh introduces Jameson to the most wonderful time of the year.

November 27: Photo sessions that end with little girls grabbing my hand and asking if I'll play Frozen with them make the busy season worth it.

November 27: Photo sessions that end with little girls grabbing my hand and asking if I'll play Frozen with them make the busy season worth it.

November 28: Tis the season for daily trips to the PO Box.

November 28: Tis the season for daily trips to the PO Box.

November 29: New England rain.

November 29: New England rain.

November 30: Red and rain and Connecticut.

November 30: Red and rain and Connecticut.