Hands up if you’re excited for a long holiday weekend! 🙋🏻♀️🙋🏻♀️ I don’t know about you, but I’m saying hello to the official start of summer outside watching babies play. My parents are heading into town this evening and I am SO excited to spend time with them this weekend! 🌤 How will you spend your #memorialdayweekend?
Sometimes things aren’t always as they seem. If you swipe, you’ll see how this photo began. ➡️➡️ As a photographer, I work hard long after each session making sure my clients get beautiful photos they can look back on and love forever. Sometimes the editing is easy. Others, like this one, take extra love to make just right. 💖 Just like we show allllll the pretty on @instagram, sometimes it’s good to show the befores - the not so pretty. Helps remind us not everything starts picture perfect. And I like that ✨
Wanna know a secret? I rarely have it together. At alllll. How’s that for a truth bomb? 💣 Like, motherhood isn’t for the faint of heart. The other day I walked out of the house to run errands (we’re talking hours of errands) and forgot to pack the diaper bag with wipes. 🤦🏻♀️ Today I handed my toddler the iPad to entertain her for longer than I should have so I could get something done. 📱 Oh and just a couple weeks ago Myles fell off the bed. He was totally fine (thank god) but gosh he’s a quick boy. 👶🏼 So, for this #fridayintroductions, I thought I’d share some of what’s on my not so highlight reel. In whatever messy middle you may be in, know you’re still doing amazing things every day. Give yourself grace 💖
Can I reveal something personal? I work because I want to work from home in yoga pants and I want to be there for my babies. But something that pushes me even beyond that is thinking of how my work captures your biggest memories. I have to say, it’s pretty powerful. When people ask WHY I pursued a career in photography, I simply respond that preserving YOUR precious memories and family heirlooms is all the reason I need. I’m here to ensure you know your satisfaction gives me so much joy. 💖☺️
In true third child fashion, it took me until today to get Myles Henry’s first birthday photos taken. 👶🏼 I can’t believe this little guy is one! A very wild one. The sweetest one. Oh, how I love his soul. Happy first birthday baby boy. 💚