Remember that outdoor newborn shoot? This little lady has the funnest siblings! - - side note - -
I’m doing something new with newborn shoots. They will largely be in-home lifestyle photos with the option to add on a styled shoot (like this one) for a small additional fee.
Tomorrow is the first of two Santa session event days! I’m sooooo excited for these magical sessions again this year! There may still be a few spots left...it’s not too late to snag one and Santa and I hope to see you at the studio tomorrow!
This sweet little thing is just what I’m hoping your feed needs today!
Nap time is here so I’m tidying up and getting some Holiday Mini edits done! Followed by some emailing! Who else is feeling motivated on this sunny Saturday?!
I keep coming back to this quote from Mother Teresa. “If you want to bring happiness to the whole world, go home and love your family.” Such a simple and sweet idea to live by. |
@chilinpendergrast for @artofbeingfemale
The rickety ski lift carries us over the cloud forest. My hands lock over my daughter’s tiny waist. The short ride I had anticipated is in fact a twenty minute flight over thousands of feet of jungle trees. My husband rattles off conversation next to me. He is not usually a big talker but his honey eyes meet mine in a silent plea to settle and enjoy this. I am terrified of heights. More than that- I am terrified of losing them both. I imagine the cable car snapping off the wire and we plummet to the ground. I would be unable to save us. We would be found crumpled in the canopy by a Spanish-speaking search party. . .
Locked in this tiny tin can seat floating amongst the clouds, surrounded by the white serenity of wet mist, my bravery is summoned. My mother heart, my wife heart: two halves pulsating with love that fiercely forces me out of my comfort zone on a daily basis. This is not the first time where I pray for us to not only go on adventures together: but for me to actually enjoy them. Too frequently I’m locked in a state of worry. Another trip passes and I realize I spent most of it panicked and uncertain.
My eyes venture to look down at the Tarzan vines twirling beneath my feet. I feel my daughter’s heartbeat through my damp jacket. Gazing up at a giant tree, I notice the branches stir. A bright Toucan sails up into the air for a brief moment and a gasp grips my chest. We all saw his ginormous beak and graceful white neck. I forgot to be scared and instead am lost in wonder. My honey eyed husband smiles. My daughter claps her little hands, the sound lost in the thickness.
This chair through the air, this journey with my loves, I do not want cloudy vision. Give me clarity and the ability to soak in life, drenched in hope.
Inspired by @coffeeandcrumbs #myheartthisholiday
Those in between moments always end up being some of my favorites 😍 oh gosh the snuggles here just melt my heart 💕 (mom’s dress and children’s clothing is borrowed from our client wardrobe availability to all of our clients)
Oh how Pickles' life has changed. Swipe right. 2018 --> 2012. This is why I love what I do! Getting to capture Sarah and Josh's engagement and wedding in 2012 and then as their family has grown over the past six years is such a privilege! #laurawatsonphoto
Disney sessions are not only for families with kids. I LOVE shooting couples too! If you zoom in on their buttons you can see they say "Just Engaged!". It literally happened an hour before we took this shot. Such a special day for these two!! ❤️❤️❤️
How can we be half-way through November already? It's been a busy year for our family and my business has taken a backseat... because family will always come first. There are days when I feel like I should try to do more, but I also know that these are the days that I need to focus on my kids and husband. His work has kept him busy which means when we have a weekend together I want to actually spend it with the people I love the most.
My face looks kinda like this lately because I'm in the midst of a stretch of portrait & brand sessions 4 days in a row! I can't imagine ever getting tired of photographing joyful families & entrepreneurs with big dreams & even bigger hearts. #bmariephoto#bmariephotokids
It's everything you ever want
It's everything you ever need
And it's here right in front of you
This is where you wanna be.
If you haven’t heard about our obsession with The Greatest Showman, then you and I haven’t spoken in a while. Music, dancing, and inclusivity. We are ALL IN. And if you haven’t watched it, I highly recommend. #lifein52#thekhichithree