Today is Labor Day and traditionally, in our home, that is usually what we do – labor. Past activities on this holiday having included trimming the bushes, tending to flowers, mowing the lawn…. This year, my weekend has primarily been dedicated to working on pictures. The first task was finishing assembling pictures of my kids – namely assembling my son’s track pictures from the spring into books for him. As much as I like creating pictures for others, I love creating timeless photographic memories for my children to cherish as they grow up. The rest of the weekend was dedicated to retouching and ordering pictures for clients. My husband is a family practitioner. One of his sayings is, “You get the best diagnosis from your patient.” In other words, you learn so much simply by listening to others. Likewise, I can get the best pictures of my clients, simply by listening to them – their ideas, favorite colors, interests, and by observing their personalities. This picture of Christie was created after she had expressed an interest in having a picture that represented her love of her old school and her new school – she thought that something that looked like a reflection of the past would be cool. You are looking at the final result of the collaberation between the two of us.