The holidays are full of magic & cheer, but it can also be a really busy season. If you’ve been caught in the hustle & bustle of the season or are just craving some more festivities, here are 4 family-friendly things to put on your calendar! It’s not too late!
“This morning we dropped Isaac off for his first day of school EVER, and I’m over here all emotional about it, as mamas will be! We had to take those classic first day of school photos, and CAN YOU EVEN?! I also want to share some new stage of motherhood thoughts & feelings, because well, there are lots of them. I’m using this space to document, process, and share in hopes that you can relate & maybe feel a little more validated in all your own feelings & emotions as a mama with kids in transition.”
“Our son just turned two years old, and we had such a fun little birthday party for him! We all had a blast (pun intended ) at his “Two Infinity and Beyond” birthday party. Let me share some of the things we did to tie in to the theme, as well as some more that you could do! We kept it pretty simple, and it felt like the perfect fit for us this year. Hope you see some ideas you’d like for your own party!”
“It’s announcement time! For the first time ever in over 8 years of my photography business, I am selecting a niche and will be specializing in photography for new parents & families with little ones! Maternity sessions, newborn sessions, and sessions for families with young kids (think, toddlers & preschool-aged kids) will be my specialty, and I am so excited to grow in my service to these families and capture their precious first moments together.”
“If Valentine’s Day is approaching and you’ve got an infant, the stars have aligned & it’s time for an adorable photoshoot! Valentine’s Day is a great time to take these photos, but they’re adorable at any time of the year. Our son’s half-birthday happens to fall on Valentine’s Day, so he was exactly 6 months old when we took these photos! It was the perfect way to celebrate him, give some extra smooches, and have photos that will always make my heart happy.”
In case you didn’t know, I have the cutest baby ever (yes, I’m a little biased), and he just turned 1 year old! Actually, does that make him a toddler?! I’ve been celebrating him throughout the past month by posting photos of him on my social media – but the thing is, not all of you are on social media! I want to make sure all of you have access to cute Isaac content, so I’m sharing some favorite photos I’ve taken of him here on the blog, as well. 🙂
“Social distancing, self-quarantining, and mandatory stay-at-home orders make it difficult for you to live your normal life and support the businesses you usually frequent. Small businesses simply cannot survive without the cash flow we need to pay expenses we have even when there’s no business. The government has stepped up to make some resources available, but the impact those have vary for each business & their specific situation. Here are some ways you can help…”
“I’m not naturally introspective – it takes a lot of intention for me to sit down, process through present-day life, and reflect on days, weeks, and months past – but I’ve found that doing so helps me honor all that God has done and is doing in my life, in my family, and in this little business of mine! I do some monthly reflecting through writing out my newsletter updates, but now that 2020 is rolling into town, it’s time to do a little summary of 2019. Actually, it’s not little. It’s long. But most of it is photos! Peruse at your own pace!”
“I am fresh off maternity leave, excited to dig back into business while also spending time with our sweet baby Isaac! It’s been a wonderful 2.5 months focusing on him and our new family of 3 (4, including our fur baby Jack!). I did have a couple special-exception sessions, responded to inquiry emails, and worked on editing my August wedding during my maternity leave, but it was so nice being able to do all of that at my own pace. Everyone was so incredibly understanding and wanting to help me treasure that time with Isaac – THANK YOU!”
Becky and Alexan are currently fostering a mama dog and her litter of seven puppies. Becky contacted me with the idea for me to take photos of our baby Isaac with the puppies, and obviously I was all in! They brought the puppies over to our house the day that Isaac turned one month old, and the puppies were three weeks old at the time. 🙂 HELLO, CUTENESS. Enjoy the photos, and send this post to a friend who needs to smile today!