There's nothing quite as magical as picking out a Christmas tree from the local tree farm and having it cut down and hauled out, so when I was asked to document this first tradition for this beautiful family of four I jumped at the chance! We met early on a cold overcast weekend morning as soon as the fog lifted and were delighted to be one of the first to arrive at the tree farm and have the hill to ourselves. The kids quickly picked out one of the small trees just their size and it was the perfect spot to stop for photos. Many laughs and a bigger tree pick later we headed back down the hill for some freshly made donuts, candy canes and hot apple cider. It was the perfect First Tradition to help ring in the month of December filled with the magic of the season and hearts all around filled with love and gratitude!