I’ve been photographing @jennabutz since 2012. Back when we were just two engaged gals gushing over wedding plans together. Now we are both proud mommas gushing over toddler life and boy mom life. Although, soon they will be welcoming baby girl Emilia Joy to the Butz family. I am so thankful that my clients and I can grow together and share in one another’s joyful life moments. There’s more to see of this family on my blog. Try not to smile when you check out Bennett’s adorable personality captured!
🥂Cheers to the new year. ✨ I’m “cheersing” to happiness, a healthy family, new adventures, get togethers with new and old friends, good food, better wine, lots of sunshine days, endless baby snuggles, minimum toddler meltdowns, new opportunities and to reaching goals left and right! 👏🏻👏🏻 And to you, my EKP followers! Wooo! Welcome 2019! So tell me, what are some things that you’re toasting to?!
2018 turned out completely different than we thought it would. We had plans to move to a new area and lofty goals to crush in our personal lives and for my business. ⭐️ Valentine’s Day, we found out we were expecting surprise baby #2. All of our big plans were put on hold. We stayed right where we are and Derek’s prayers of finding a new and more fulfilling job were answered. ⭐️ We made precious memories with Jonah and traveled when we could. ⭐️ But here’s some truth. 2018 was filled with a lot of fear and anxiety for me. Could I handle life with two babies? Is my business going to fail? Will I still be a good wife and friend through all of this? I let fear steal my joy. At times it was crippling. ⭐️ I vow to never let fear get in the way of my life like that. Ever. Everything turned out better than I could have imagined! Way better! I’m learning to balance this new role as stay at home/work from home mama wife as I go. I’m trying to give myself grace from now on. ⭐️ And in 2019, I’ll be leaning into God’s plan for my life even more. Trusting His timing more. And asking myself questions in a different way. What if I CAN do this? What if WE can do this? ⭐️ I encourage you to do the same. Wishing all of my loved ones the most fabulous year. Photo by @brittneykreider
Looking forward to diving into this @anniefdowns book. #100daystobrave2019 starts tomorrow here with Annie’s instagram family. The book is on sale right now at @target. Gifted to me by my bestie @atruebeliever05. Amanda, you’re such a light in my life and an inspiration to so many. I’m so proud of your bravery always and cannot wait to see where 2019 takes us.
May your spirits be bright ⭐️ Merry Christmas!!
All is calm all is bright ⭐️ Four more days!