Today Graham is three months old! No, that is not a typo. I realize this is Baby Graham’s TWO MONTH blog post but it’s just a month late. Oops. In my defense, we had a lot of weddings in May and June… and then a week long conference that was out of state… and then fourth of July at the Lake… and then we were in Scotland for ten days and just returned this past Saturday. Whew. It’s been pretty busy around here. While we love to be active and do a lot with our time, we also love just being home. I’m so excited to get to a chance to go through our personal pictures from the past two months and pick my favorites.
Baby Graham has changed so much! Month one to month two is such a huge difference! He started to feel less like a newborn and more like a baby! Around week 7 is when Baby Graham REALLY started smiling at us and that is just the best feeling in the world. Mimi was watching him while we were shooting a wedding and sent us a video of him smiling and I was so excited that I showed our bride and groom. I’m pretty sure they could care less that my newborn was smiling but it was the best part of my day!
I feel like we’re still on toddler watch with Graham and Evy. Evy just loves him SO MUCH that she can’t stay off of him! Her hugs are just a little too tight and her kisses are just a little too intense. She started PICKING HIM UP by herself and we quickly had to teach her that that wasn’t going to work. Baby Graham is very tolerant of Evy’s love! haha I love that she is so obsessed with him. We anticipated this!
Here are some things that I want to remember from month 2 of Graham’s life! :
Ok… because I have to do his three month post in like…. a day, I’m cutting this short but here are some favorite family pictures from our second month with baby Graham!!!
Ps. You may think “Um, is this an Evy post or a Graham post?”! There are a lot of overall FAMILY pictures in these monthly updates but I love it this way!! Graham is getting lots of photo-love, don’t worry…. but sometimes it’s so easy to snap away at that funny things the big kids are doing! I didn’t have a toddler when Evy was a newborn and so I’m still getting used to what is normal when it comes to documenting a second child’s life!!! These are the things that keep photographers up at night! lol!
Aunt Sarah loves boat rides on the new boat because her chair will fit! Yay! We spent a small fortune on a pool in our backyard… turns out, we just needed a $19 one from Walmart! ha!
Baby Graham has had many baths in the sink at the Lakehouse! This was the end of the “Hand Foot Mouth” disease period. Evy’s poor fingers. She has since lost several fingernails and toenails. It’s such a mean virus! Baby Harper is so chunky!!! We love this sweet girl!
Strawberry picking! He wouldn’t take a picture with his momma! Graham goes to the Mix House! He was happy, I promise. What a cute little ham! The Malizia, Alsop and Powers kiddos! The ladies! Graham’s first time meeting Uncle Bud! Baby Roe loved him! Gosh Evy looks like a little model!
Her baby holding approach still needs some work! Graham met the Jones’! Graham and Sisi! Pool night with friends! Graham loves a good couch nap!
Father’s day trip to the lake! Another sink bath! And Harper’s rolls…. they are just the BEST! Nursing her baby! Dedicating Baby Graham at church! So, this was before he knew how smile! hahaha! SO SERIOUS! Meeting Great Aunt Sue-sue! Evy takes everyone’s temperature and then yells “oh, it’s ninety forty eight!” He always looks so scared! Does our life look crazy?! Because it is. ha! See what I mean? Terrified! I love this one!! My sweet babies! Grammie painted one of these for each of my babies! This is titled “I have a big sister”.
Another lake trip…. we lived there every free minute we could get! Flying with Aunt Sue Sue and we almost had a tumble!
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.