Allow us to join the ranks of millions of blog posts, think pieces, tweets, and IG captions to point out how unprecedented and life-changing this past year has been in so many ways. It’s been a year of undeniable challenges, formidable obstacles, and in many ways, devastating loss. It’s also been a year of holding our loved ones a little tighter (metaphorically, of course – #socialdistancing), counting our blessings a little longer, and appreciating the victories – big and small – that we’ve experienced over the past 12 months.

The holidays are always a time of gratitude and reflection for us, and it doesn’t escape us for a minute that our clients, readers, and click-ers are the reason we’re able to wake up and do what we love every day. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your support. Maintain is a small team, but our community is big and dynamic and wonderful – and, for that, we are eternally grateful.

We’re taking this blog post as an opportunity to celebrate that community by reflecting on some of our favorite holiday shoots. We absolutely love capturing the family spirit, wonder, and joy of the holidays every year, and we are so excited to share some of those magical moments with you.

On behalf of the entire Maintain team, thank you. We wish you a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year.

We’re not crying, you’re crying.