This fourth month has really made us realize how much this little girl is changing. The way she looks, the way she interacts, the way she laughs…. it has all changed! I think this is my favorite stage yet! She’s officially moved away from the “fragile” newborn stage. She has been holding her head up since month two, but now she’s less wobbly!! I love seeing her sit straight up, and I’m so thankful that developmentally, she’s thriving! This past month has made me so thankful for her JOY! She smiles at EVERYONE. Her smiles, her giggles and her little personality that are shining through just melt everyone’s hearts.
We love for our friends and family to get to spend time with her because she’s usually happy, smiley, and interactive whenever she’s around other people or out in public! She thrives in social settings (Praise the Lord!) and seems to like noise and staying busy. She still does great riding in the car, sleeping, eating and gaining weight! I mean, have you seen her cheeks?! Wow.
This month she attended another KJP workshop, two weddings, and a couples’ cookout at our house! She tends to be the star of the show… unless of course cousin Micah is around.. then they share the spotlight!
That was one thing that was so special this fourth month. Micah and Emy basically lived with us for three weeks! So Evy and Micah had so much time together, and that means LOTS of pictures!!!! It’s hard to explain how much we love these little people. They have completely changed our family dynamic for the better. Everyone loves getting together, but it’s even more fun when you get to hold the babies!!
So here are some things I want to make sure I remember about month four! :
All of these are from Corey and Morgan’s wedding!!!
“The cousins” from Illinois came for Corey’s wedding and got to meet the babies!!
For those who say “She’s ALWAYS happy”… that’s not true! Here’s proof! Micah don’t lift her dress up! Or eat her arm!!!! She loved meeting her Great Aunt Susan! Evy and her Grammie! This is one of my favorite outfits she owns! Julie Paisley, you have amazing taste! From Ben and Ashley’s wedding! Ha! Her first time in a walker!! She was super alert and excited about it! Not quite as excited about her sunglasses! But loves her hat from Aunt Charlotte! She was “talking” here…. AKA…. screaming. Bokeh doesn’t like her new found voice! More talking…. Knox bear! Gotta keep an eye on these two!!! One of her last good naps in this lounger! She’s outgrown it! But honestly… new mommas, we LOVED this thing!!!! What a cutie! Knox ate his first “real” food at our house!!! Knox ate his first real food while Evy prayed in the living room. haha Her hands! MICAH! What a perfectly symmetrical little face! This may not seem super special, but it is to me. I knew that this was her last night sleeping next to me in a bassinet and in a swaddle, and so I made sure I had my real camera there to capture her sweet smiles in the morning! Micah is sweet… but watch out when he’s hungry! You’ll notice a theme here…. Lots of Michael and Evy naps! Knox came to visit a few times! Front porch sittin! Talks with Grandaddy! First time on the boat! Wind blown! She is now in love with Sophie! The sweetest! Oops! Man down! Hahaha!! Micah!
Kiddie pool time! Grabbing things! Evy was dedicated at Church on Father’s day!! She was dedicated alongside 4lb twins… so she looked huge!
Michael’s father’s day gift! So cute! This sadly describes their relationship. Bokeh Boy just can’t seem to come around!
I’m so excited to share this final 2020 Wedding with you all!! It’s a special one! We photographed this beautiful wedding day on our own 10 year anniversary! Ten years ago on this day, we were celebrating in my parent’s backyard under a massive white tent too! This was my brother-in-law’s baby sister’s wedding day and celebrating with the Malizia family was such a treat! They are a family MADE for weddings!
Well, I realize this isn’t normal for KJ! I don’t shoot portraits these days but this session was my first non-wedding shoot with my new Canon R6 and I’m obsessed with how these images turned out! It was the most perfect evening for this early fall shoot and the light was incredible!
I’m so excited to share another addition of Student Spotlights from our KJ Education community! It’s so funny to us, but quite often, we find that our friends who know us in everyday life but aren’t in our industry really have no clue what we do! They think we shoot 10 weddings a year and that’s the extent of our work these days but oh… that couldn’t be further from the truth!
When we first decide if we’re a good fit with our potential KJ Couples, we’re looking for a few things…. one of those things is that this couple keeps joyful! We’ve found over the years that couples what take themselves super seriously aren’t always the best fit for us! We love it when couples let their guard down and allow us to get to know them during their engagement session.
For some photographers, bridal details seem like a fun part of the wedding day… but for many others, it’s stressful. It’s the part of the day that throws them off, makes them wonder if they’re actually artistic and leaves them feeling flustered and panicked because they never get everything done in the time they have allotted for detail shooting. In my opinion, this is a REALLY tough way to start a wedding day.
Oh, this wedding day!! What a beautiful Texan dream! I met Melanie when she attended one of our workshops years ago in our home. She had the sweetest spirit and such a kindness about her. I remember loving how she made personal marketing her own and did headshots in a pile of Skinny Pop!! I loved her creativity and her ability to envision what she wanted in her brand.