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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Hello, it's been a while!

It's been a while! So long! I took an unintentional break from blogging because there was so much going on and I needed to be quiet on the blog. It had gone from a life giving hobby to another things on my to do list. But after encouragement from a friend to get back to it here I am posting a very hurried I'm still here post! Hopefully I can get more into a solid blogging routine but no promises here.

The big news is since my blogging hiatus we welcomed a baby boy into our family...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Fig the Fox Halloween Costume

This past Halloween I had the joy of photographing a dear friend's children in their gorgeous Halloween costumes. I did it last year too you can see the princess portraits from last year here. Can you believe that crafty mama totally created that entire Fig the Fox costume from scratch? Wow! I have some incredibly creative friends!! 

Hope you enjoy the costume inspiration. And don't forget how magical it is to have professional portraits to capture the magic of your child in their Halloween costume before the big night (because mamas let's be real- with all the costume excitement, sugar crazy kids running around and the sun going down who has time for decent photos Halloween night?) 

If you're interested I offer year round specials for costume sessions to capture your child in their favorite costume whether it's a Halloween costume or a just because costume. 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Princess Portraits

It's no secret that my favorite type of photo shoot is a princess portrait session. You can check out my Queen Elsa photoshoot here. I've also got a Fig the Fox (from TumbleLeaf) meets Belle portrait session I'll be posting in the near future. 

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Photography Recaps

Back to blogging! It's been quiet around here while I've been spending every spare moment either mommin' or photogin'. Going to get a little more on top of blogging overviews from a handful of my favorite sessions...

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Princess Party

I'm not going to try to pretend I'm the party planner type. I'm definitely not. I like to keep parties super simple and low stress and to be honest for this stage of life we're in- low budget too. But I still wanted to share a couple ideas from the girls' princess party...

For our craft we made magic wands. I took the easy route and bought magic wand kits from Target. Literally opened the box, and away we went. I did get a little crafty painting glue on a black chalkboard sign leftover from Halloween and sprinkling it with glitter for our "Make a wand..." sign. I also picked up viles of glitter for fairy dust.

Few things drive me as crazy as shoes in my house. Anytime someone comes and walks around in shoes I'm honestly cringing the whole time. I'm not a clean freak but shoes that have been all over everywhere inside the same floor my 2 year old eats off (because that's what 2 years old do) gross. So I made this chalkboard sign to go by the door. I thought it was a very gentle way of saying TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES!! I've actually kept this sign up after the party. It seems to work well as a polite way to invite guests to leave their shoes at the door. 

Of course I did do a little mini shoot of the girls in their princess costumes before the birthday craziness hit. And I'm so glad I did because you know what- they didn't want to wear their princess dresses for the party. EK kept asking for her supergirl costume and saying "Super Girl to da rescue" so I obliged. Some has got to keep the princesses safe I suppose.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

More Fall Photos at The Eno

I can hardly believe it's my fourth year in a row photographing this precious family! A and I survived our first year of motherhood hand in hand. I don't know what I would have done without her! 

Here's a look at our fun filled family session at one of my favorite spots The Eno...

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Fall Minis at The Eno River

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Halloween Night 2016: A Night with Anna & Elsa

We went through several Halloween costume options this year. First they were going to be superheros sporting tutus (BatGirl and SuperGirl), then they were going to be Duke cheerleaders (I even bought a Duke cheerleading shirt to coordinate) and then finally settled on some Anna & Elsa costumes from Coscto. Well at least I can use my Duke cheerleading tee come basketball season! 

We had such a fun night trick or treating our neighborhood! Our first time time really doing trick or treating! 

At the end of the night we had Caroline pick something she really really wanted (she picked footed fleece Christmas jammies, she'd been asking for them for weeks). Then we let her pick 3 pieces of candy from her bag (one for each year old) and then she traded the rest of her over stuffed bag of candy for those desired Christmas jammies. She's been very happy with the trade as is this health conscious mama. 

I think it also helped her self control that she got a Halloween cupcake from our favorite cupcake shoppe (thanks to our sweet neighbor) before trick or treating so she didn't feel like she was missing out on treats. 

Would love to know my fellow mamas how you handle the candy overload of Halloween?