I love the ins and outs of everyday life and watching families experience it. Seeing the different nuances in family life by getting to photograph them at home fills up my cup! Wrestling on the bed, swinging on the front porch, temper tantrum at the front door, all.of.it. All of it!
I want more, more, more of this!!!
Can I tell you my absolute favorite part about meeting this family? During our planning session before the shoot, I asked her about her family life and when she started talking about her husband, she lit up like sunshine! She said, "he's my person" referring to him. Swoony maroony!
Love is so much fun to watch.
Let's face it. Meltdowns are usually not much fun. Drool does make a mess. Most Dads I've met love to throw their sons up in the air because it's how they can get them to belly laugh and that usually doesn't sit well with moms. Toddlers need extra attention and actually...they typically demand it. And it's hard to be enough for everyone in the family at the same time when the baby is crying, the toddler is tantrum-ing and both parents are just ready for a break.
Life with babies and toddlers are stressful, tiring and full of moments when we think we may not make it to tomorrow. Being on the other side of that stage in life, I can tell you this...don't wish it away. Don't miss all the beauty in the chaos. It's a little difficult to manage some days, sure. But these days are rich. Enjoy the reality of where you are with your kids and family and smile.
A wise friend once told me, "I just keep reminding myself, I'm gonna miss this". Having that perspective in the midst of the chaos creates joy and gratitude for the moment. We can all use a healthy dose of that!
I'm one lucky cookie. I've had the honor and sheer delight of photographing this family since Cooper was a just a little fella. It thrills me to help him welcome his baby brother Turner to the family.
Sweet family. Love em!
The blog is back up and running thanks to Ryan Hayes!
Have I mentioned how much I love this family? These kids and their beautiful little faces make my heart so happy!!!! Sessions at home are my absolute favorite. They may seem mundane to you if you're the mom of mini mess makers, but in a few years, your little punkin's way of life will be much, much different than it is today. Bath time is one of those sweet little glimpses of innocence that is so worthy of remembering.... sighhhhh