Photography: Sutter Street

“And it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us!’’ -Charles Dickens

The pressure we mothers place on ourselves during the holidays is remarkable. In our desire to create magical memories, we take on so much responsibility. It’s often too much and we lose the magic ourselves. If you need a reminder today, here it is—you’ve done enough. It’s okay to stop now and enjoy yourself. You did your best and it’s wonderful.

This year got away from me and I did all my shopping yesterday. I set the intention of being peaceful and it made all the difference. Not only did I get plenty of things my teens are going to love, but I had some great conversations in line. My day ended with homemade chocolate chip cookies made by my daughter and her best friend (see the bonus photo at the end of the blog) and a trip to photograph Sutter Street in Folsom. What a beautiful day!

Please enjoy these holiday photos and consider them my Christmas card this year. May your days be merry and bright!


  • Photos were taken with an Olympus OM-D and edited with ON1 Photo RAW

Bonus cookie photo taken with my iPhone 13. Teenagers can be pretty amazing.


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50 thoughts on “Photography: Sutter Street

  1. Thank you for sharing the holiday photos and your Christmas card!. definitely brightens up the day!!… don’t forget to take some time to enjoy the holidays… 🙂

    Hope you and your family have the happiest and merriest holiday and Christmas ever and until we meet again…
    May love and laughter light your days,
    and warm your heart and home.
    May good and faithful friends be yours,
    wherever you may roam.
    May peace and plenty bless your world
    with joy that long endures.
    May all life’s passing seasons
    bring the best to you and yours!
    (Irish Saying)

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  2. You some share your mother’s memories. The excellent photos. The best photography near your house area.
    You made delicious choclate chip cookies for you daughter.
    So preety look last picture bounce cookies for teenager.Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Bridgette, for you & family.

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