Yule with the Wyrd Vikings

On the very wet weekend of December 15th, 2018, I joined the Wyrd Vikings in celebrating Yule for the first time.

The great feast hall

The great feast hall

Regardless of the previous nights downpours from Thor, Saturday’s feast was wonderful. Although, I did not realize how much meat vikings still eat. I am extremely lucky that Tyler, the new light of my life, took the time to cook fish for us.

Tyler, Brent, and Michelle before the feast.

Tyler, Brent, and Michelle before the feast.

Following the feast, a traditional Yule ceremony was held. Every single one of us gave thanks and blessings around the large fire. I expressed my gratefulness to Michelle and Brent for bringing me into their community, and to everyone for being so kind and welcoming. “If it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t have met this strapping young man,” I blushed as the crowd cheered and I looked at Tyler… Hail new friends!

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Michelle and Brent led the ceremony (above) and the burning of the goat followed. (below)

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It was a beautiful night filled with light, love, and a LOT of mead.

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Once again, I cannot thank all of these new people in my life enough… I have never felt so welcomed in a group before and I am enjoying every new experience. I hope it doesn’t stop anytime soon and I get to create many more memories and take many more photos in the new year…

Yuletide Blessings to you all. I hope your Solstice is filled with light, and you have a very happy New Year.

Veronica and Baby R

September 24th, 2018 | Lakewood Ranch, Florida

My friend of many years is expecting her first on October 24th! So proud of the woman she has become and the mother she will be. Can’t wait to meet baby Raelyn!

Look how adorable and well put together her nursery is! I love a tattooed baby bump!

Can you believe we made a 95 degree Florida day look like fall! I love these new silk leaves as props! I can’t wait to photograph Rae in a big pile of them.