“It was the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a mouse!” It is the Eve of Christmas and I am in Arizona celebrating the joyous holiday with family and friends. You have one day left to find that perfect gift.

The first few days of my trip were spent in Scottsdale with my friends Sonja and Don at their house in Cave Creek. The house and the view from the house are simply amazing and the holiday decorations adorned many of the cacti. Many thanks to them for their very generous holiday hospitality that includes a very cherished friendship.

As most of you know who have been receiving my yearly Christmas blog, it is all about shooting Christmas themed photographs. Like past holiday blogs one of the photographs usually includes Santa’s with one of his beautiful helpers. So I felt no reason not to continue the tradition and enlisted “Stanta” – Stan Miller and one of his beautiful helpers, Ms. Jessica White to help me continue the holiday tradition.

Unfortunately Santa’s duties kept him away from our second shoot but there is no good reason not to showcase his second helpers Ms. Stephanie Miller. Both helpers assist Santa in his chores as he crisscrosses Tennessee. I am extremely grateful that both were available to make the trip under such heavy demands and ever so thankful to Ms. Ginger Sharp for doing Stephanie’s makeup.


To my dear friend, James Hagler, you will be forever missed. I have no doubt you have found a way to be riding shotgun with Santa on his worldly journey tonight.

Happy Holidays and May God bless you and keep you safe

….. dK