Well Evy will be 11 months old in 14 days…. it’s better late than never I guess! This month was a blur because of the holidays and being PREGNANT and having my sister and her family move in! What a season! It’s a fun season and we’re so thankful for it. I’m 14 weeks pregnant with baby number 2 and that is still hard to wrap my mind around. I think it will begin to feel real when I start to feel him or her kicking!!
So this month was full of holidays! Technically all of the Christmas pictures will be in her 11 month post since they were past the 18th. The other thing I’ve been thinking about is that we need to start thinking about her first BIRTHDAY!!! My goodness!!! ONE YEAR?! I can’t even think about it. She’s already so grown up! I can’t stand it!
When I think back to her tenth month of life and all that was going on, these are the things that I want to remember:
Thanksgiving at the Alsops and she got to see her WAGON for the first time! I think she likes it! Love this picture of her and Aunt Sarah! Kisses…. Wet kisses! Thanksgiving with my family! We were missing three of our crew! I love these so much! I wore those pearls on our wedding day and she LOVES playing with them! Just checking out the dirty floor with grandaddy! Her first REAL SNOW! Oops! Daddy was here a lot helping us finish up the basement apartment before Emy and Joe and Micah moved in! Helping daddy with the dishes! Annnnd she’s not too excited about the baby YET! haha She’s on the MOVE! Playing in the loft in our room! She looks terrified! We tried so hard…. It just wasn’t happening…
Nope. Yikes. Close enough! This is for all of you out there that don’t think that she takes bad pictures… think again. Isn’t this pleasant? A framer for sure!
Her great nanny!
Again… we tried. Nope! That sweet face…. She wasn’t in the best mood this day! Ok maybe she was! I LOVE THESE!!!!! That’s her old lady fake laugh on the left! And I can’t forget our beautiful portraits by Annamarie! I’m so THANKFUL to have pictures with my little family before I started to REALLY show!!!
Ah! It’s our FINAL STUDENT SPOTLIGHT!!! This July post has been a long time coming but it’s HERE and it’s LIVE and I want you to help me celebrate these amazing photographers who are making their dreams happen!!!
This six month update feels like it’s weirdly disproportionate compared to other monthly updates! Why is that? Well, last month I posted a couple of sets of images that were actually at the beginning of his sixth month and THEN we photographed multiple weddings, had several trips away from home for a few days and the dads were for several days!
Hope and Jesse are the sweetest couple. You can just feel it when you’re with them! You can see it when you watch them interact. You can hear it in the stories that their family members and best friends shared about them. They are truly soulmates and best friends. They have an undeniable love for one another and that is why even a rainy, misty wedding day could be incredibly vibrant, warm and joyful!!
Rhett’s fifth month was full of fun. It’s crazy to me that I know I only take my big camera to about 10% of the things we do in a month and yet each month is SO full.
This beautiful wedding day took place in the rolling hills of West Virginia, just past the Virginia state line. Wild Goose Farm is a venue that I’ve never photographed before and let me tell you, it was a treat! We didn’t even have the sun join us for most of the day and yet we were able to capture beautiful portraits! Between the horses, old fences, stunning estate home, lily pad covered pond, old stone walls, rustic barn, open fields and a historic stone arch, I was in photographer heaven!
This session was just as sweet as it looks. We spent the evening with Megan and Tim in the country outside of Harrisonburg, Virginia. We were tucked away in the rolling hills in between beautiful fields and family farms. It reminded me all over again why I just love Virginia. We really have it all… beaches, mountains, history, and great schools! JMU, while it did play a role in Tim and Megan’s story, isn’t actually where it started!