Jan 2, 2008

q & a with Kristin

Many of you know Kristin. She is my right hand at the Holiday Joy sessions and works ton behinds the scene - answering phone calls, packing prints, running deliveries, picking up supplies, you name it, she can do it. So, not only do we get to spend time chatting while we're working, I also get the privilege of photographing her family each year. So, a little bit about my best friend.

First name & city: Kristin Lake Orion

How many children, first names and ages: 3 Kara 10, Keegan 7, Collin 6......2 pugs Daisy and Ruby

What's on the top of your holiday wish list?
Gift Cards; I'm so picky

What's on the top of your children's wish lists?

The gift you are most excited to give: Wii...because my kids will be very surprised! Kristin pulled a classic here. She bought Guitar Hero for the Wii and when the gift was opened, the kids were like, 'you bought the wrong one, we have PS2' and then they opened the Wii and couldn't believe it.

What is your favorite family holiday tradition? Waking up early...like 4 am to open up the stocking and then going back to bed

What's something you *don't do* during the holidays? I don't Stress Out

Black Friday- are you out before 6 am? Yes, my mom makes me; but I do like it!

Shopping- stores, online or both?
Stores and E-Bay Can I just say that I blame Kristin for all my ebay purchases!

One store getting a lot of your business for gifts this holiday season: Game Stop

Favorite holiday food? Fudge and Christmas Cookies

Favorite places to go with your children in the winter months: Any place warm! Although we probably will do a little skiing with my 7 year old!

What was the last book you read to your children?
The Book of Proverbs

What's on your nightstand? About 10 different books but I'm reading Pullman's "His Dark Materials"

What are your favorite websites or blogs to visit? Cook's Illustrated, Real Simple and Craig's List

What are your 3 favorite local restaurants? Kruse & Muer on the Lake, Vannelli Express (Italian Take Out) Lake Orion, Panera

What is your favorite Salon? Constance's

What local groups or causes are you involved with? Compassion, Alathia Church in Washington, Children's Bible Fellowship in NYC

Any business or fun stuff you want to share? I love old black and white movies....I will be watching a lot over the winter! My favorite is Rebecca by Alfred Hitchock. Hmm, I hope Kristin doesn't compare me to that Rebecca. She's not so nice, we find out.

And last but not least, what do you *love* about Rebecca Redman Photography & Design?
I like how easy going she is when photographing my children. No stress even when my little guy sneaks in weird faces.

And here is Kristin's beautiful family. They are always fun to be with.

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