Today I wanted to send out a quick Thanksgiving message to all of you. I know we have readers from all over the world that visit the site and not everyone celebrates Thanksgiving but I wanted to take a quick moment to thank you all and wish you a wonderful day today. I hope that everyone out there can spend some time with their loved ones today and enjoy the moments that you are given. No matter what you are doing today, life might not look what you would like it to but if you are reading this you can be thankful for life.

I have so much this year that I am thankful for. I could write everything down but it would be a 50 page book. But this year I really am Thankful. One thing the last few years has taught me with having a family now is how important the little things are in life and how some of my old priorities really don’t matter. I am thankful today for the breath I am given, to be able to wake up every morning with a fresh excitement is a gift.

I am thankful for the opportunity to be creative. Sometimes I would like more time to focus on creative projects but I am thankful that I do have some creative time. I am super thankful for my family for the sacrifice that they make which helps me to be able to be creative. The love and support they give me is amazing. I am thankful for all of my amazing clients. Shooting primarily weddings and lifestyle family portraits I get let in to my clients lives like a good friend or family member. They give me the creative control and trust that I need and I am thankful for each and every one of them.

I am also thankful for each and every one of you. I love to share and teach about photography. Photography has always been such a huge passion for me that I have loved to share everything I know about it since I first picked up a camera. I am grateful for everyone who visits this website and provides feedback on Twitter, Facebook and Google +. All of your encouragement keeps me going and writing more for this site.

Since the shopping season kicks into gear tomorrow i’ll be providing some reviews over the holiday weekend so check back for those. I am going to also post a list of some top photography black friday and cyber monday sales so you can save a little dough out there.

I wish you all the best today! Enjoy a day with your family and friends and capture some amazing moments with that camera.

— Mark

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