it's been quite a year for shannon laduke photography! 2013 was complete with hellos and goodbyes, lots of laughter and a few tears, lively adventure and tender moments, young love and love that has endured the test of time. we escaped occasional rainstorms, enjoyed many glorious sunsets and took advantage of four splendid arkansas seasons. this year, some of you experienced the wonder of adoption, some celebrated age-old friendships, some documented a fleeting moment in time for your family, some welcomed a tiny new arrival, some blinked and suddenly found your kindergartner wearing a cap and gown, some said "yes", and some held on tight and prayed for the miracle of a little more time. i want to thank all the new families i had the pleasure of meeting this year. i know there are plenty of talented photographers out there, and i find it a true honor to capture these memories for you. and to my return clients - the opportunity to work with you again is always such a privilege and i so, so treasure my time with each of you. whether our first session was in 2013, 2008, or somewhere in between, you have allowed me to tell your story, and for that i am so very grateful. thank you for a fantastic year!