This was both my first Christmas away from home and my first working Christmas. Shooting all the events leading up to the big day were bittersweet. I loved witnessing other people's joy, but so much wanted to be with my own family. I was able to take a short trip home right before Christmas, but that's for another blog post.
(left) Christmas decorations covered some of the nearly 1,700 bikes in the 27th Annual Jim Rosenkrans Memorial Toy Run in St. Petersburg on Sunday December 7th, 2014. (right) A couple dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus passed by the overpass at the Loews Don Cesar Hotel in St. Pete Beach.
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