Real Life Moments – How We Capture Them and What We Keep for Ourselves

“Instagram has always been a creative outlet for me, and I have personally chosen not to share much of the every day lives of our children for their sake. However, as I continue to share style and design images, remember that this space for me is only meant to inspire an idea. Encourage, and uplift. The best moments of my life are actually the insignificant ones… Usually with a baby or two at my ankles while I’m sipping a coffee. I just choose to keep them just for me most of the time. So this is just a reminder for…

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Secondhand Shopping Gold

I have always loved a good thrift store run. My momma taught me at a young age that a bargain/discount is never a bad thing, but a smart decision. It’s like finding gold. When shopping at the Goodwill, you don’t always find treasure, but then some days you hit the jackpot at come out with $20 worth of goodies (just like Macklemore). When I was working at my old office, we had a Goodwill next door, and I would always tell Ian I had to pay the story a visit to let the traffic die down, hah. In the end, it paid off.…

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Thoughts on Things: Sweatshirts, Fringe High Tops and 5 ways I am dealing with winter blues

I really feel like you can never have enough sweatpants or sweatshirts. If you saw my closet you would probably gasp at the amount of loungewear I have, but I don’t care. It’s what I’m most comfortable in. I found this blush sweatshirt the other day, and it brought me back to Saved by the Bell and Boy Meets World days. I feel like Kelly Kapowski might have owned it at one point. I paired it with some jeans and my new favorite sneakers from Guilty Soles. When I found out fringe high top sneakers existed, I knew they were meant…

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Cassandra | Lifestyle Session

One of my favorite things about lifestyle sessions is getting to peek into someone’s life at home. Capturing those intimate moments that are part of their daily routine are important memories and seasons that people cherish forever. Spending time in Cassandra’s home with her was such a relaxing and fun experience. Sharing our favorite music, books and insane love for breakfast was really great. I hope you enjoy taking a quick look into what home looks like for her.

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Our Everyday | Contentment in the Mondays and Tuesdays

Before having Cove, I was literally ALWAYS on the go. I remember being so nervous about how life would slow down after he arrived (honest confession). But since the day he was born, I have loved having time at home just the three of us. Don’t get me wrong, my favorite hobby is adventure and travel, but family time at home is where some of our best memories are made. Every day is different, but we always end up together as a family reading books, playing games and eating together. Even if we only get to do one of those, we really…

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Trunk Show | Sun Jam Studio + Giveaway

If you read our blog, you have already met and know my love for Jen Allen. You’ve seen them in California, Styles’ Newborn Shoot, Nashville & The Allens . She is one of the truest and kindest people I have ever met and so much fun. We met 6 years ago on the Fourth of July. Our husbands were friends and so we kind of went on a blind double date with them. The rest is history. Three trips, three babies and a lifetime of memories between the four of us. She recently started Sun Jam Studio, which I immediately fell in love…

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The Lawrence Family Part II

It was so much fun to photograph the Lawrence family again. The sunlight was oh so perfect to capture this beautiful family. Their kids are beyond fun and as you can see below – super photogenic. We hope you enjoy!

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Milk Snob

I can hardly believe that Cove is already two months old. The past nine weeks have flown by. He has got some serious smiles going on and has been so much fun. I am sure that every stage just gets sweeter and sweeter. Since winter can make us a little stir crazy, we take every semi-warm day as an opportunity to take walks and have coffee dates. Cove absolutely loves walks and even gets a little upset when we sit still for too long.

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First Snow

We are barely a month into 2016 and we’ve already experienced a snow day, and this time it was extra special. It was Cove’s first snow day! I can’t say he was too impressed. Every time a snowflake hit his face he would cry, but he was very warm and comfortable in his snow bear outfit once we got inside. I can’t say I blame him though, I would rather be at the beach in 70 degree weather and sun any day. Whether he liked it or not, it is so much fun to experience it with him for the first time. It…

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Print Your Heart Out

Last year, Ian surprised me with the most beautiful little wooden frames to hold some of our photographs. He had the most beautiful images printed from Social Print Studio. It was so much fun to see what images he had picked out for me to showcase around our home and my little cube at work. This year, I decided to print a few for my friends to give as gifts. I thought it would be fun to surprise them the same way Ian did by picking out the images that I thought they would love. It was so much fun…

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Cove Patrick | One Month

I cannot believe my baby boy is one month old. Was it not just yesterday that I was bringing this little guy home from the hospital? So much has changed in four short weeks. We finally got the hang of eating. He is sleeping 4-6 hours at night, which is so huge for us! And during the day he is so alert and loves playing on his safari mat. One of my favorite things that he does is wrap his tiny little hands around my fingers and squeeze when he’s being sweet. He did it the moment I held him for…

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The Allens | Winter Shoot & Christmas Card Cheer

  It’s that time of year where our door post is lined with photos of our loved ones. Christmas Card Season! My favorite. I am hoping ours actually make it to mailboxes before Christmas this year. We had the most perfect distraction arrive right in the middle of the holidays. Since I am all curled up with the sweetest little babe, I will make this short and sweet:) Here are a few photos from the Allen’s Christmas card shoot!

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Cove Patrick | One Week | Newborn Photos

Who knew there could be so much love and how much truth the Psalms ring –  Psalms 127:3-5 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. Our little guy is one week old and my heart is just so full. I have fallen more in love with my husband than I thought humanly possible. He has taken such good care of me and…

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The Genslers

When Megan asked us to take their family’s holiday photos at their home, I was so excited. They had just recently moved in their beautiful new house and we were so looking forward to capturing images there. Britton (who might I say is the cutest little prince charming you’ve ever seen) will be a year old this January. He loved the camera and was so much fun to follow around. Jordan and Megan are such a beautiful couple and you can see how much they love their little guy!

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The Richardsons

You can’t quite get more photogenic than this family! They could have all walked out of some ad in a magazine. We were so honored to take their photos and the weather was absolutely perfect for this Red Top Mountain shoot. As you can see from the photos, we all had a blast playing around and capturing images.

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