DIY PLAYHOUSE

DIY PLAYHOUSE
DIY PLAYHOUSE

LEAVE HER WILD

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LEAVE HER WILD

PHOTOGRAPHY 101

PHOTOGRAPHY 101
PHOTOGRAPHY 101
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Fourth of July Prep

Every year for the fourth we head up to the mountains (aka the land of no cell/internet service) and I love getting fun stuff to celebrate the fourth all week. Target dollar spot you have my heart! So if you're staying local or headed out of town I've rounded up some cute fourth of July swagger! Matching mama and mini style <3



Let Me Take the Picture

Here is the thing about photographs. They stand to serve as a memory. A moment in time forever still in a frame. While it is so true that mother's need to be in the frame more it's also wildly true about fathers. Those all too important men filling a very real role in raising these tiny humans.

As a photographer, I get it more than most that the majority of men aren't keen on photographs. I see it when a husband grimaces during a family shoot and I remember it when my husband was whispering "I'm so ****ing hungry" into my ear during our engagement shoot. I get it, truly I do. But hear me out.

Let us take the picture. Let us tote our heavy camera around, chasing light while you chase our children. Let us grab it when we see a moment that is so special we want to keep its memory close by. It's so much more than a picture. It's your laugh lines, your strong hands. It's the way our children's little legs rest against your ever trusting shoulders. Their love so abundant you can see it beaming out of their tiny smiles. Their face like your face.

Let us hire professionals so we can look back on these days alongside our growing family. In what will feel like the blink of an eye. Our children will grow and we will yearn for the days of long summer nights in the backyard, adventure walks & even the mundane day to day. We will look back on these memories, hung on walls, saved in our phone, resting in frames. Our beautiful family.

I want to take these photographs to remember you. Just as you are in this moment.

Let me take the picture.


Nights like these

One of my favorite things about summer is how much daylight we get. I can come home from work and we are able to squeeze in an adventure as we like to call it around here. We ventured onto one of the nature trails about a ten minute drive from our house hoping for some good puddle jumping. David laughed at me that I wore flip flops and of course about 20 steps into our quest I slipped and fell and tore my knee up pretty bad. I guess that's what I get for wearing holy jeans and flip flops!

We trekked into the forest where I continued to get eaten alive by mosquitos - oh did I mention I am allergic? What can I say, I am a sucker for pretty locations and gorgeous light. So onward we went, P in her little yellow rain boots (beyond adorable) trudging along without complaint. On the way back to the car David spotted an area we could access the creek so we went down to get some "muddy puddle" jumping action in. (Kudos if you get the Peppa Pig reference)

'twas a good summer night.

<3
















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