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’tis the Season

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here! Or, insert your favorite holiday cliché to accompany this collage.

Is it weird that I feel more festive this season because of my new bangs? Is it strange that somehow I feel more merriment oozing from my being because I cut certain strands of my hair slightly shorter so they hang against my forehead?

 

I think I answered my own question.

 

Bangs or no bangs, it’s finally frigid here and we’re finished with our holiday decorations. The mistletoe candle is a’burnin and we’ve busted out the hot chocolate more than once. I love the holidays! Hope your home is warm, cozy and filled with holiday pom pom garland (tutorial to come)!

Ahh, new shoe day. It could possibly be one of the best kind of days.

It’s right up there with haircut day, or new backpack day when you’re in grade school. It’s all about life’s little pleasures, right? I’m feeling particularly thankful this November – not only because of the obvious reasons (good health, job, etc).  but for the little ones as well. Super sales on sweaters that look like Marc Jacobs but aren’t. Upgrades to first class for my husband’s work flight. A dog that is infinitely happy. A drama free Monday at work. A quilt that our dry cleaner ruined becoming available again at Target so I can buy it for a second time. Our warm and cozy little home. Having one side of the family’s Christmas shopping done – before Thanksgiving.

Hope everyone is having a lovely Monday filled with life’s little happy moments!

This may have been my most fun session to date. Let me paint you a little picture: I went back and forth with this family trying to pick the perfect location, and they finally decided on a golf course at a club they’re members at. We hopped on some golf carts and rode around an empty course, filled with beautiful fall leaves and bright sunlight, and took some fun family pictures. You can’t get any better than that can you?

This family is sweet, energetic – and good golly, photogenic! I had a great time exploring a beautiful golf course with them and getting to know them!

One of my favorite things is when children are little mini versions of their parents – and this family is certainly no exception. It makes me excited to see what my (future, not any time soon, don’t get excited, Mom) children will look like!

Hope you enjoyed this session – and hope you’re getting the amazing Fall weather that we are right now!

Remember this sweet maternity session I shot a few months back? Fast forward to today, and sweet little Norah Elizabeth is in the world! I had the opportunity to take some photos of this adorable girl who just so happens to belong to my wonderful co-worker and good friend, Amanda. I had such a great time meeting Miss Norah and I have to say, she just might be the most adorable thing I’ve seen in a good long while.

Amanda is obviously an Interior Designer (as she’s my co-worker) and she did a bang up job on Norah’s nursery. Her brother-in-law upholstered a rocker in pink houndstooth, she re-finished a vintage dresser in a great icy blue, and oh, her husband built an incredible crib. Talk about one lucky baby!

Amanda and her husband are avid readers and found this book idea on Pinterest. The Giving Tree is one of my all time favs.

Ugh, don’t you just wanna eat her little face?! I hope you all enjoy Miss Norah as much as I did!

I told you guys I’ve been busy on the photography front. Bear with me, here – this is a good one. I shot the lovely Guyer family about a year ago, and luckily they came back to me for a second family session! Little Lily is now a year and a half, full of energy, and had a great time running around with her big brother Jacob. This family is so sweet and fun – I had a fun time with them in Uptown this past weekend!

Impromptu dance session? Don’t mind if I do.

This shot was my client’s idea. It’s not my typical style, but I love the way it turned out! I also loved their outfit choices – fun, bright colors that coordinate (not matchy matchy) and fun accessories. Perfect!

Thank you Guyers for a lovely Sunday morning! Hope you enjoy!

Ah, Fall.

Is anyone out there taking crap from their yard, putting it in glass vases, and calling it Holiday decor?

No? Just me? Ah, well. Happy Fall, y’all!

Happy Monday everyone! As much as I’d love to share something design related today, I do have another sweet photo session to share with you all. And no, this isn’t turning into a photography blog – I’ve just been busy on that front lately! This sweet little lady is the adorable newborn of some of our good friends, and she was an absolute saint during our session. She hardly cried at all, even after we changed her outfits multiple times and propped her up on pillows and blankets! I’ll let the pictures do the talking for Miss Ryn!

 

Ryn’s mom found a cute elephant costume (to go along with her themed nursery) on Etsy. I didn’t think I’d like a baby dressed up as an animal, but it was literally the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen. Swoon.

 

Love this little family moment. The parents were so happy!