Growing up I was always super close to my cousins. Both of my parents came from tight knit families and numerous kids which resulted in a lot of cousins 🙂 When I was elementary school aged one of my cousin’s family moved to Texas. It was quite weird going from seeing them frequently to once a year but we always made up for lost time when we saw each other! Our families would travel together (Grand Canyon/Rockies/Utah baby!) and they would drive the long trek north most every Christmas. I had the grand pleasure of photographing two cousins’ weddings (in the same weekend!) when Lalo was about 10 months old in Texas and when baby Rowe was born Autumn came north for Christmas and stayed with a us a few days so I could love on the nugget!! So when Rowe’s first birthday party was looming I was dying to go south to celebrate! Thankfully fates and generous people collided and Lalo, Eowyn and I were able to fly south with Grandma (or Gi-Gi as Lalo calls her!) to enjoy time with everyone. It was absolutely amazing and I can only hope that someday it can be repeated!
All that to say I got to spend time with some of my fave people but I also got to do something I love. Capturing people loving on each other *in their element*. There was some posing but mostly it was just life. Raw, unfiltered life. Just typing that gives me goosebumps. It was amazing and I cannot wait to do it again! I am booking more lifestyle sessions now! So get at me and book one because I just can’t get enough!
Lalo helping to make the many batches of delicious cupcakes! (notice him white knuckling the beater to lick any second…) Rowe wearing robots… could it BE any cuter? and those ROLLS! sweet little blue eyed friendsA mama with her friends and her babe with his friends ❤ Those toes. The after math of yogurt… And aftermath of bath ❤ This is one of my all time faves. baby escapee ‘Christmas card pictures’ Many people wonder if you book a lifestyle session if there will be any posed pictures and the answer is yes! We will do some posed pictures for Holiday Cards or grandma (or your wall too!!) but we will mainly focus on capturing what a day in your life is. The messy floors (or clean if you’re more awesome than me!) the goopy hugs, the daddy’s coming home from work and the puppies and babes rolling around together. Life. Because that’s what you will think back on and wonder if you remember correctly, not 2015’s Christmas card photo sess. Those smiles! Every little boy needs to eat some dirt 🙂 ❤ And play with his pup!
Thank you so much for welcoming me (and my crew!) into your home and your lives! I am so thankful that I got to be there for Rowe’s first birthday and to love on your nugget! I cannot wait to take his picture and hug him again!! (and you too 😉 )
And just an FYI if you do book me for a lifestyle session you don’t have to house me and feed me 😉 that is just a family perk 🙂
run often, smile more!