December was a rainy month, filled with Holiday joy and chilly nights, paired best with hot cocoa. Kelsey and Dain did not let a gloomy day with little natural light deter them from brightening the mood of their engagement session. The pair got together on this lovely day, and joked with me the entire time. We chatted, and discovered that my sister teaches in Kelsey’s hometown, and the rest of the shoot was filled with giggles and joy. Dain was a perfect gentleman, offering to hold my extra gear, and ensuring Kelsey was covered by the protection of his umbrella. I can’t wait for their Adler Planetarium wedding next year! These two made my job so rewarding, just by the pure joy of being in their company. Cheers to a wonderful year with #mandelettebrides and grooms ahead!