I love my customers just as much as Jeanne loves these balloons!! And can we talk about this headband for a minute?
It’s perfect for fall and winter and of course it had to be named after this little girl ♥️ Happy birthday Jeanne!!! Thank you thank you to everyone who placed an order today!!
It has been on my heart to give back this past month but I wasn't sure how I wanted to go about it. I thought about doing another giveaway but that felt not very personal.
It was after having a conversation with my dad who works at Open House Ministries a local homeless shelter and a resident with twins that I realized that God put it on my heart to give back and do a session for the families there that have little ones under a year old! Babies grow so fast in their first year of life and the families at Open House so deserve to have professional pictures taken of them with their babies!
Well, this past week I got to spend an afternoon with 5 families that have babies under a year! There were even a set of triplets and twins! 😍 So fun!
I really just loved every moment of this time we had together and I can't wait to do this again with new families that come to Open House! #lovewhatmatters#momentslikethese#giveback
Every October I feel a deep sense of reflection and stillness inside. It gives awareness to pregnancy and infant loss. This picture is what I imagined in my mind each time I got pregnant. A healthy, happy baby in my arms, as I lovingly smile down upon this miracle I created inside of me...finally meeting them after 9 long months. Although we have 5 beautiful, healthy children, we have also lost 3 others. I remember screaming and crying, asking God why he took my precious baby away. I got angry. I was frustrated. I was full of grief, sadness, and overwhelming depression. Maybe it was something wrong with me. What did I do? Why can't my body do what it's built to do and give life instead of death? My doctor called me after our second miscarriage in a row and said our baby girl had severe chromosomal abnormalities. She had a trisomy disorder. Some cell lines were trisomic, but some were monosomic. I heard other words I didn't understand, but all I remember was her saying "I've never seen anything like it before. I'd like to refer you to a genetic counselor for further testing." We had no children at this point and I was crushed. I thought maybe we'd never have any. All these emotions I had, and I hid them from the world. I pushed it away and held it inside, what most of us do. I could hardly look at children without wanting to cry for a long time. Being around them made me long for what I lost. Eventually we did get our rainbow baby, but I never forget the pain that I felt after my miscarriages. I think that's the price of love.....a kind of undying grief because you loved so much. And I think it's a beautiful thing to celebrate these precious lives, something I've learned to do within the last couple years. I've been so inspired by my friends who have shared their stories, and I realize I'm not alone. My feelings are normal. And every day I have a reminder that they're here with me....we named our 4th daughter Blake Lily Noah, after the 3 babies we lost, in tribute to them. Blake was also a rainbow baby, so it seemed fitting. Sending out all the good vibes to Mama's who have been there and are celebrating their babies today. ❤️
You ❤️ Det blev aldrig någon mysig tur i skogen idag😔 Hade alldeles för mycket som behövdes göras och den vanliga vardagsstressen. Men imorgon, då ska vi ut på tur! Och jag längtar 🙌🏻 Det finns inga måsten och förhoppningsvis är man lite piggare 👏🏻😍 Nu säger vi godnatt ✨ #kidsphotography#autumnphotography#oem_friends#brothers
Where should we go in 2019?? 🌎⠀
We’re working on our 2019 bucket list 📝 (because it’s never too early, right?) and I’d love to hear if you’ve got any amazing ideas for places that are baby and 3 year old friendly! 👶👧⠀
Because we’re still working out Sophie’s kinks, we’re narrowing our sights on the US & Canada, Europe, Central America and the Caribbean.⠀
Seeking cities with vibrant culture and delicious food! Bonus points for budget friendly. 😉 ⠀
Where have you been that’s just amazing? Where should we definitely skip??
Enjoying all the warmth of the Indian Summer temperatures today...we had an early tea and walked the dog on the beach at golden hour and it was just the tonic everyone needed! Hoping Monday has been kind to you all too 🌟
New from @fatbraintoys the Dimpl Duo! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 Textures, colors, shapes, and words!
On one side, each silicone button is embossed with a different shape and labeled with its matching word in English and in Braille. Flip the whole thing over and this time, the buttons are smooth and the words match the colors!
It's a tactile delight to touch, push, and pop. Its compact size is perfect for on-the-go.
BPA-Free, made with food-grade silicone buttons, and designed just right for little hands, the Dimpl Duo is an ideal way to get the most out of sensory play.
Sometimes little babes just don’t want their picture taken. But I aim to capture life as it is which may mean happy smiles for everyone or it may mean capturing momma making everything okay. I hope when Jada looks at these pics someday she will only see the intense love her mother has for her ♥️
I'll be honest, I've been struggling with IG and social in general lately. It's me vs. the algorithm and there are times where I hate the heavy burden of obligation to share and excite.
The truth is, I live a very normal, simple life. And that doesn't always feel share worthy. We just happen to be living it in Hawaii, sure, but I work at my computer during the day like anyone else. Sometimes I wear sweats until like 3pm and we're usually in bed by 9pm because I love getting 8+ hours of sleep and I’m the boss of me. And so you can see how noooone of this feels glam enough for social media. But on the other hand, it feels perfect for us and I don't know how to reconcile those two things.
Convincing yourself that you are enough is 90% of the battle of being a creative entrepreneur. Heck, that is 90% of the battle of being a human person in the world. I remember when I used to really enjoy this app and now it can suck hours of my day away and I just end up feeling crummy after ugh.
I don't have any answers here. I just wanted to share and keep it super real. I'm going to keep showing up and loving on my clients and sharing the work I do because I feel like my work is good and I am deserving to share my art but I'm also not going to sugarcoat our life just for some extra likes. That’s so exhausting. My life is my life, simple and normal and perfectly boring. We're all working hard so lets just keep supporting each other, good days and bad and boring days too, while we're at it, okay? ✌🏼
Phew... 5 (non mini) sessions this past week and many many MANY more fall sessions to come! Through all the chaos between being a full time stay at home momma and working my business I am exhausted!... But seriously, I wouldn't trade any of it for the world! Y'all are the best!
Here's a little peek from this past weekend! 😍😍 I get to photograph the cutest babies!! #littlelove#babyfever#pnwphotographer
10/11/18 After carrying my camera around in my car for 3 days, I made a resolution. This was the day I was going to take a photograph. So as we were running errands downtown in the rain, the yellow wall said “Um, hello?!? Photograph me!” How was I to refuse that request? 😉
We were having a little book time before bed last night and I asked Hadley what she could see, she said “ABC’s”. These little moments melt me, and make me realize how fast she is growing. I will have a full fledged teenager in no time 😱 #storytime#holdthemoments#sisterlylove
Side note: anyone else just love Bonds Wondersuits?! Pretty sure they are the #1 PJ pick in this house 🙌🏼 Now the real question, do they make them in my size? #metooplease