Well I’m not technically late with this blog post and that’s a first! We’ve been loving life with our sweet nine month old!! He’ll be ten months old soon and I’m just not ready for double digits. I have noticed that I am holding on to his little-ness so much more than I did with Evy. I can SEE it slipping away from me and I just want it to slow down. I remember something my Nanny told my momma when she was sad that we were all growing up so fast… Nanny said “Brenda, if they weren’t changing this fast, something would be wrong.”….. and that’s a good perspective when I get sad about losing my tiny baby.
He’s changing so fast because he’s so healthy and is the most amazing gift. I’m so grateful that he’s healthy and I never want to take that for granted. I’m allowed some tears over losing my tiny baby but remembering the gift of how healthy he is makes those tears just turn to thankfulness. Graham is thriving and changing each day. Each day we see him do something new and it honestly catches me off guard. I’ll see him clap or pull up on something or try to reach and take a step (still hasn’t officially taken a step) and I can’t believe he’s my little rainbow baby that I JUST HAD!!!
How has he been outside of me longer than he was ever inside of me!?
As I think over this month with him, I have a few things I want to remember as a parent! :
These Powers kids are huggers!
Erica is our lifesaver most weeks! SO thankful for her!!!! Post-cousin-sleeepover!!!
Getting them all on the same couch was incredibly hard!
My poor boy had HFM!!
My poor baby! HFM is miserable!
These pictures of all four of them are miracles!!!
The babies look thrilled. lol.
Graham “Mom, really? You couldn’t have found me pants that FIT?!
I just can’t get enough of him! I hold him close when he nurses.
Graham! Bahahaha! Those eyes are impressive!
This shoot was supposed to happen about a month earlier on the exact day that leftover rains from a hurricane swept through Washington. I’m so thankful we rescheduled! Our reschedule date was absolute perfection! The temperature, the glow, the locations…. it was beautiful! Tyler and Abby’s outfit choices were wonderful and the leaves were full of color and still hanging on the trees.
When Michael and I were in our early years of dating, I would go on trips with his family for Thanksgiving and summer trips to West Virginia and I spent time with his cousins! “Bri-Bri” was so little! He’s the youngest of all of the cousins and it’s crazy to think that he’s old enough to be getting MARRIED! He’s actually older than we were when we got married!! We have known Shannon for years and we were THRILLED when we heard that Brian had proposed because we always hoped that would happen!!!
Maybe it’s just me…. but I feel like this fall is FLYING by! It seems like just the other day that I was sharing about three more KJ Students who are doing amazing things in their businesses! Well, this weeks marks the beginning of November and I have three amazing students to introduce you too!!!
This session is beautiful… if I do say so myself! It’s colorful, it’s vibrant, it’s full of joy and it’s also LONG! It’s a lengthy post because I just had so many favorites and I absolutely loved my time with these two last week! Paige, like a lot of our brides, is a photographer herself! She’s talented, full of life, energetic and creative. I felt the pressure to take this location that she knows well and make it look fresh and knew to her!! Nikhil is an audio engineer for Apple (which we think is fascinating!) and despite hardly ever wearing a suit, he wore one for Paige and made all of her outfit dreams come true!
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!