Well, Graham is almost FOUR months old… and I’m doing his three month blog post. But you know what? I’m doing it! It’s done! It’s happening! I’m so proud of myself. We’re in a crazy season of business. We have two monthly commitments to over 4,000 photographers on the education side of our business. Content has to be created and done well. Spending time with our kids outside of our work days is a huge priority, and so that comes before sitting down and writing blog posts. It’s kind of a miracle that this is even happening at all! So what has Baby Graham’s third month been like? So much has changed!!! I think we’re getting ready to enter one of my favorite seasons of “baby-hood”!
I loved Evy’s 3rd month and Graham’s has been no different. He smiles at us more, he talks, he even giggles and laughs when we catch him at the right moment. This month of his life was full! Lots of lake trips and even a trip across the big pond to Scotland for 10 days!! We’re brave! I think what I love the most about our season with him is that I’m still constantly in awe that he’s here and that he’s healthy. I never had this perspective with Evy because we hadn’t had our experience with James. I guess I’m still in shock of all that we’ve endured the last two years. This time last year I was just days away from when we found out that baby Graham even existed and just three months removed from giving birth to Baby James. Having such a beautiful, sweet baby boy to hold in my arms is such a miracle to me. I’ll never get over it.
Here are some things that I would love to remember from Month three with baby Graham!:
Ps. I also don’t want to forget that this is the season where Evy has started talking about James so often. She’ll just be babbling by herself and will say “Evy was in momma’s belly… and baby James and then baby Graham”. She knows she has another brother in heaven and it’s so incredibly sweet!
Those that have beautifully curated “family lake day” photos with wide brimmed hats and cute baby outfits and perfectly neutral tones… I had to give that up a long time ago! lol! This is our lake-day reality in its’ truest form!
I feel like I always look at series like this with a voice in my head of what Harper is saying… “Hey little guy… you just calm down! I’ve got it under control”
“Oh no! What’s wrong with him?!”
Graham: “I’m fine Harp, get off me!”
Harper: “Now you listen here!” (see finger point)
Haha JK We love each other!
These are the little moments I don’t want to forget a decade from now when we almost have a teenager…. Mimi fixing Evy girl’s ponytail early in the morning at the lake house. We’re going to miss these days.
My serious child! ha! He’s SO different from Evy!
For those who feel like internet-family-portraits are always so perfect for everyone except them…. you’re wrong. Bahahahaha! Our kids hated us in these!
Aw that’s better….
Graham…. always terrified of Evy-Hugs.
So many lakehouse memories… our family bought this place back in 2015 I believe… and we were so worried that it was a bad financial investment because it was such a BIG investment…. but oh my gosh… what a blessing it has been to our family and so many others. It’s nothing fancy…. not even close… but it’s all we need and it’s perfect!
Insert our Scotland trip here! You can see more pictures from this part of Graham’s third month HERE!
These pictures… oh my gosh. I had no idea why they would turn out to be so special to me. Just a few days later, I read a potty-training book and just knew we were long overdue and needed to train them instantly. These pictures were the last “baby in diapers” pictures that we will ever have of these two together and I’m SO GLAD I TOOK THEM! They are so precious and joyful!!!!!
What a sweet boy! His hair looks red but it’s really not!!! I don’t know why it’s so red in pictures!
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.
My review of the Canon EOS R6 after shooting a full wedding day is LIVE on Youtube! I was so nervous to use a brand new camera system for full wedding day… I had my Mark IV ready in my bag just in case… but thankfully, I never had to use it! I was really hoping that I would love it and feel comfortable with it….
This wedding venue may look familiar to some of you who have been following us for a while! I photographed Meghan’s brother’s wedding a few years ago at this very same farm and venue!
Natural light photographers…. (flash photographers, we know how you would handle these scenarios and that’s awesome for your style! This is for the natural light folks!)
I’ve been hoping for this day for a very long time…. but I wasn’t sure that it would ever come. That sounds dramatic but let me explain. I LOVE my website company. Showit is incredible and the more I learn about and experience other platforms for hosting and creating custom websites, the more I realize, they aren’t really, truly “custom” at all. Showit is the website design platform for the creative. Hands-down. It’s so powerful, so intuitive and so easy to use. Years ago, Showit created a way to implement a Showit theme onto a Wordpress blog!!! Genius! I couldn’t wait for my blog to be a Showit blog…. but it never happened.
If you are like me and you’re a natural light wedding photographer, you may not love using the Canon 600 EX-RT flashes. But they are so necessary!