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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Valentine's Day Ideas for Kids

Catching up on blogging. I've been mostly silent on here for some time. But after taking some time off and some encouragement from a friend to pick this back up I'm back at it. I so enjoy reading other mama's blog posts full of ideas and pictures so thought I should get back to doing some of that myself. 

Here's a few ideas for what I did for the girls for Valentine's day this year.

First, they woke up to a decorated door. I wrote different love notes and Daddy came home from his business trip that evening literally as I was just halfway through this project so he jumped in to write some love notes as well...


They had goodie bags waiting at the table at breakfast. Mostly items they needed like some new mittens and long sleeve tops. Mostly all picked up from the clearance rack but they loved it! 


After leaving my Valentine's hearts on their door I found this Valentine on my door later in the morning...


And I took the girls out to a special lunch. We so rarely eat out at all but it was fun to treat them for Valentine's Day. Valentine's is one of those holidays I've always looked forward to celebrating with my kids even before I became a mom! Making them feel loved and special brings so much joy to my mama heart!! 



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