Tom, Kathy, and their beautiful black lab, Shamrock, got up nice and early this week. We met for a session at Mary Gomez Park in Santa Clara and took advantage of beautiful morning light surrounded by fall colors. This is the kind of couple you want to visit at Thanksgiving and Christmas. The chilly morning air could not compete with the warmth of their love. They were such a joy to be around. Before the shoot, Kathy told me that she has always had trouble with Shamrock appearing too dark in pictures. I was pleased to make his beautiful coat shimmer in the morning light. On this day, the day before Thanksgiving, I’m so thankful for the opportunity to meet so many amazing people through my passion for photography. I thank God for this everyday!