I imagined myself in a cozy room with a baby in my arms for so many years that I ached to bring it to life.
He is so loved and I think you’ll see just how much in these images.
And as I sit here trying to formulate the last year into words fitting for all the feelings, our baby girl is kicking me, making it nearly impossible to imagine traveling any other way with anyone else to get where we are today.
Mother’s Day. It's not always bouquets and breakfast in bed, is it?
This round was different. I went in completely prepared and full of hope knowing that no matter what, I'd be strong enough for any outcome. I had just survived the biggest blow of my life, so worst case scenario?
She was welcomed into this world on Valentine's Day, which is fitting if you knew just how much she is loved.
You'd think she'd be just a shadow, but nope, not with Fred...
They see the scoreboard and post-game snacks. Their parents see sportsmanship.
One day, I'll look back on this blog of warm, summery images finally shared in DECEMBER and think:
To you, these are nothing more than a handful of cute images. But to my sister and her family, it's so much more.
Because what's summer without a snow cone?!
When your kids are grown, they won't want the shoebox full of posed portraits wearing outfits they hated. Instead, they'll be fighting over the images that show them doing what they love, with who they love, wherever and whatever that is.
Feelings like this remind me why I’m drawn to documenting, because I know these days of generations together at play are the 'good ol' days.'
Real. Life. The way it is...and the way you'll want to remember it.
It is NEVER too late to get those photos off your phone and into your heart. Read how I stay organized here: Issue One of my Pro Tip Series.
Before we turn the page to 2017, I wanted to relive our year with all my favorites.
The big things in life - the things you'll truly miss the most - are actually the little things.
Just an average weekend with my family. Except in 5 years, or 10, and even long after that, these documentary images of who we are as a whole will be so much more than average...
Documenting. It's what I do. Babies and families and now, lobsters?